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Adapting to Learn and Learning to Adapt: Practical insights from international development projects

Adaptive programming and management principles focused on learning, experimentation, and evidence-based decision making are gaining traction with donor agencies and implementing partners in international development. Adaptation calls for using learning to inform adjustments during project implementation. This requires information gathering methods that promote reflection, learning, and adaption, beyond reporting on pre-specified data. This brief outlines [more…]

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Adolescent & Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health Toolkit

The Challenge Initiative’s Adolescent & Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH) Toolkit contains evidence-based interventions for increasing young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services and information in urban environments. It includes a range of adaptable interventions relating to three components of adolescent health programming: services, demand creation, and advocacy. The Toolkit supports the [more…]

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Tackling The Taboo: Sexuality And Gender-transformative Programmes To End Child, Early And Forced Marriage And Unions

Tackling the Taboo focuses on the need to address social control of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the fight against child, early and forced marriage and unions, and highlights the vital role played by gender-transformative program. The report presents findings from a review of 23 organizations that work at the intersection of child marriage and sexuality, [more…]

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High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format. Endorsed by more than 30 organizations, HIPs help build consensus around our current understanding of what works in family planning. HIPs are identified based on impact on contraceptive use and potential [more…]

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Quantification of Health Commodities: RMNCH Supplement

This guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. These 13 commodities have diverse characteristics: some are new products that are in the process [more…]

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Pre-service Integration Guide

The Pre-service Integration Guide is designed to assist heads of departments and faculty in pre-service health training institutions that train medical, nursing, pharmacy, laboratory and other allied health professionals to successfully introduce practical and action-oriented leadership and management modules into pre-service curricula for their students. The Guide includes nine modules in a PDF and PowerPoint [more…]

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QuanTB

QuanTB is an electronic quantification and early warning system designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and supply planning for TB treatment. Created by the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceutical and Services (SIAPS) Program, QuanTB is a downloadable desktop tool that transforms complicated calculations into user-friendly graphs displaying key information for managing medicines. When used on a regular basis (e.g., monthly, quarterly), QuanTB serves as an early warning system, providing information on actual versus planned consumption, potential expiries, and stock outs of medicines.

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Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Questions and Answers for Policy Makers

This fact sheet provides information about misoprostol’s critical role in preventing and treating postpartum bleeding or hemorrhage (PPH), one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Misoprostol, a medicine initially developed to prevent stomach ulcers, is often the best available option for preventing and treating PPH in many low-resource countries, and may be a [more…]

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Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage Information Kit

Developed by Family Care International (FCI) and Gynuity Health Projects, the Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage Information Kit contains a range of informational publications and briefing cards on the potential role of a widely available drug (misoprostol) in reducing deaths from postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal death and disability in developing countries.

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Preventing Early Pregnancy and Poor Reproductive Outcomes: A Toolkit

In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Family Care International developed this advocacy toolkit, available in English, French, and Spanish, to promote the dissemination of WHO guidelines on Preventing early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescents in developing countries, which focus on key actions that aim to [more…]

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