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Report: The Added Value of Combining a Leadership Development Program with Clinical Training on Postpartum Family Planning Service Delivery

Increasing access to and uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP)–family planning services started during the 12 months following delivery–has the potential to connect many women with life-saving information and services that prevent unintended pregnancies and avoid potentially adverse health outcomes. This report summarizes the findings from a research study to evaluate the added value of [more…]

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Strengthening Governance in Pharmaceutical Systems: A Compendium of Country Case Studies

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and its predecessor programs have assisted numerous countries in strengthening governance to promote robust decision making, enhance accountability, reduce opportunities for corruption, and improve efficiencies to enable better access to and use of quality-assured medicines. This compendium draws on these experiences and provides [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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Gender Transformative Supportive Supervision Framework

This conceptual framework was designed to show the influence gender has on supervisor-provider relationships, and how this influence could be explored and addressed through programming and research. The framework posits that health facility leadership should move away from gender-blind SS interventions (i.e., those implemented without consideration of gender norms and dynamics) towards gender-aware SS interventions. [more…]

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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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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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Advocacy, Approval, Access: Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage A Guide for Effective Advocacy

Available in English and French, this publication provides guidance to national advocates and civil society organizations in conducting effective advocacy for the successful uptake of misoprostol for prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)—excessive bleeding after childbirth—is the leading cause of maternal death and injury worldwide. Globally, more than a quarter of [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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MOST for TB Management and Organizations Sustainability Tool for National TB Control Programs: A Guide for Users and Facilitators
MOST for TB

This guide provides complete information about the MOST (Management and Organizational Sustainability Tool) for TB concept, process and assessment instrument. It also includes all necessary materials for conducting a three-day MOST for TB workshop. The guide can therefore be used by those who want to learn about MOST for TB for the first time as well as by those who are preparing to carry out a MOST for TB assessment.

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