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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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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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Harmonizing Health Services: Saving Lives Through Integration of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Programs
Harmonizing Health Services

These briefing cards, published in 2012 by FCI and Population Action International as part of The Integration Partnership, provide information on integrating AIDS, TB, and malaria services across the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health continuum of care. Available in both English and French, they highlight how integration can strengthen health and community systems, save money, and empower women to access the services they need and deserve. The cards also highlight opportunities for RMNCH/ATM integration and provide examples of successful integrated programs from countries across Africa.

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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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Essential Medicines List (EML) Search

National Essential Medicines lists (EMLs) indicate medicines that meet the priority health needs of the population and often guide a government’s purchasing and distribution decisions for public health facilities. EML Search provides national stakeholders with information on whether 13 new and/or underutilized reproductive and maternal health commodities are included on their country’s EML. Developed by [more…]

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Pharmaceutical System Strengthening Interventions to Improve Access to Antiretroviral Therapy

The world’s response to the AIDS pandemic of dramatically increased financial assistance to provide affordable medicines for HIV and AIDS did not automatically lead to access to antiretrovirals (ARVs). The effectiveness of these multimillion dollar initiatives was recognized to be limited by the capacity of the health care and pharmaceutical supply systems to deliver these [more…]

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Procurement of Health Products: An Operational Guideline for UNITAID Grantees

Procurement of Health Products: An Operational Guide for UNITAID Grantees was developed by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and is intended to inform grantees of the principles, norms, standards, and procedures that apply when UNITAID funds are used for procurement. Recognizing the importance of harmonizing UNITAID’s procurement approach with [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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mHEALTH Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale

The mHealth Compendium series has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health (mHealth). Each volume links users to key tools and resources, and serves as a significant resource for mHealth information. The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles [more…]

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