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Technical Highlight: Long-term Technical Assistance Advisors
Technical Highlight: Long Term TA

From 2013 to 2017, the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project provided technical assistance to seven National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs), through the placement of long-term technical advisors, in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Lao PDR, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The LMG/NMCP Project’s experience suggested that this technical assistance model could be utilized in [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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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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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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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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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Briefing Cards)

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda briefing cards detail the linkages between sexual and reproductive health and rights and other key development issues including environmental sustainability, gender equality, economic growth, educational attainment, and broader health goals. They present key facts about the impact of SRHR on the broader development [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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