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Enhanced Supervision Approaches: Landscape Analysis Report and Highlights

Effective supervision approaches and practices help compensate for shortfalls in human resources for health (HRH) training, management, and efforts to improve the quality of health services. USAID’s HRH2030 program conducted a landscape analysis report that classifies and summarizes impactful enhancements for health workforce supervision and the direct effects on maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV; [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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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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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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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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Regional Networks and Associations

Despite the growing international trend towards increased regional multilateralism, integration, and cooperation in health and other sectors, there is limited literature examining the relationships, power dynamics, limitations, and strategic advantages of regional bodies. To enhance understanding of the contributions and role of regional bodies engaged in health in Africa, the ASH project undertook a study [more…]

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Pre-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus

The Pre-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus is designed to assist pre-service training institutions to effectively and efficiently integrate leadership, management, and governance (L+M+G) practices into existing curricula. The goal is to expose students of pre-service health training schools to L+M+G challenges facing the health sector and to equip them with proven approaches, tools and [more…]

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In-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus

The In-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus is designed to provide an action-oriented instructional pathway for health leaders, managers, and their teams to improve their leadership and management skills and practices to improve governance of health programs and institutions. It leverages reliable tools and processes for defining and addressing challenges, and produce measurable results through [more…]

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ABCs for Managers who Lead
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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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Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT)
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This tool can be utilized for the development of baseline and periodic capacity assessments of an organization, helping users to measure how an organization’s capacity changes over time. This process can help users to address the following operations research question: How does one measure the impact of organizational capacity building activities in regards to improved organizational performance and health service delivery outcomes?

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