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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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The Building Success Series
Building Success series: strengthening response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria

Building Success is a series of guides offering practical, concrete, and innovative approaches that have proven effective in strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria. Each of the four guides can stand alone, but they will be most effective if used as components of an integrated package. The series synthesizes and expands the [more…]

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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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Advocating for Maternal Health: A Checklist for Private Sector Health Providers

Maternal health remains an urgent public health challenge for the global community. The private health sector — which includes independent physicians, nurses, and midwives; traditional practitioners; private clinics and hospitals; pharmacies, health shops, and drug outlets; and health insurers — has a unique ability to address this challenges, especially in providing maternal health care for [more…]

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Making the Case for Midwifery: A Toolkit for Using Evidence from the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Report to Create Policy Change at the Country Level

This toolkit, available in English, French and Spanish, is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and capacity of midwives, and of their national midwifery associations, to conduct advocacy for positive policy change at the country level, using evidence published in The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014 report.

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PROSALUD the Fully Functional Service Delivery Point in Nicaragua and Other Highlights

The Fully Functional Service Delivery Point (FFSDP) approach to quality assurance and improvement addresses the whole system at the health facility, through the application of three main components: (a) Quality standards-based evaluation; (b) Evidence-based work-planning; and, (c) Work-plan implementation using educational and intervention tools for performance improvement. The objective of the FFSDP is to turn [more…]

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Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) on Family Planning

Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) on Family Planning is a brief, step-by-step, self-applied implementation methodology designed to guide implementation groups to construct programs in their area. MTP on Family Planning is comprised of four sequential modules to be applied one per month in order. The four modules are 1) Situational Analysis and Logistics, 2) Family Planning Norms, 3) [more…]

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Communication and Coaching Skills Program
Communications and Coaching Skills Program

The communication and coaching skills program supports managers in the health care system to coach their teams and nurture their staff for improved organizational performance also supporting the implementation of other development interventions. The program prepares managers to develop skills that will help them challenge the members of their team, recognize achievements, give honest feedback, [more…]

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ABCs for Managers who Lead
ABCs for Managers Who Lead Image

ABCs for Managers Who Lead is a simple and user-friendly lexicon for busy managers who lead. It draws from the combined experience and knowledge of MSH staff who work in different public health programs and projects around the world. The publication was produced through crowdsourcing, a process of getting inputs (ideas or funding), usually [more…]

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