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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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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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Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+): A Guide for Facilitators

The Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+) is the enhanced version of the Leadership Development Program (LDP), first delivered by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 2002. It is a team-based, results-oriented, participatory leadership development process that enables teams to face challenges and achieve results through a process of action-based learning. Individuals from the same workplace form teams to learn and apply leadership, management, and governance practices to improve a common set of health indicators.
The LDP+ Facilitator’s Guide is for facilitators to use and learn from as they implement the LDP+. It presents the foundations of the program and explains how to conduct all the necessary activities. It is designed to be easy-to-use and adaptable to the specific needs of an organization or LDP+ Improvement Team. The guide includes background information on the LDP+; Detailed instructions on how to conduct all LDP+ meetings and workshops; and handouts for participants.

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Paving the Way Toward Professionalizing Leadership and Management in Healthcare (eManager)
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This issue of The eManager calls for the creation of a culture of management and leadership at all levels, provides examples of progress to this end in several countries for the short term, and proposes a longer-term approach to professionalize leadership, management, and governance in the health sector. Professionalizing includes recognizing the value of health managers, establishing clear career paths, and providing the preparation that these personnel tell us they need.

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Managers Who Lead: A Handbook for Improving Health Services
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Managers Who Lead empowers health managers at all levels of an organization to lead teams to face challenges and achieve results. It answers questions such as: How can I lead and manage more effectively? How do I create a shared vision and a clear path for achieving it? What can I do to improve work [more…]

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How to Govern the Health Sector and its Institutions Effectively (eManager)
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This issue of The eManager focuses on governing in the health sector, and presents four effective governing practices and their nine key enablers. It shows how health leaders and managers can contribute to a better-governed institution and, ultimately, improve health services and the health of the people they serve.

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Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers

The eHandbook emphasizes the central, critical element of every health system: people. It shows how to build leadership and management skills for yourself and your organization. It also covers management of the specific systems essential to an overall health system – governance, human resources, finances, supply chain management, health information and association monitoring and evaluation, and health service delivery. This tool can also be accessed as individual topical chapters.

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