Community Health Planning and Costing Tool

Through funding and technical contributions from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), MSH developed the Community Health Planning and Costing Tool (CHPCT) to support the planning and costing of effective community health community health services (CHS) packages. Results from using the tool can be used to evaluate program performance, plan for future programming, [more…]

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BID Initiative Lessons Learned Encyclopedia

Improving immunization coverage and optimizing service delivery requires that decision-makers at all levels of the health system have access to high-quality data to use in making decisions in planning, performance management, and the delivery of services. The BID Initiative took a holistic approach to address immunization data challenges in partnership with the governments of Tanzania [more…]

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Communities of Practice for Global Health

Communities of practice are defined as groups of people who interact regularly to share information, insight, experience and tools about an area of common interest (Wenger 2002). Each community of practice is unique in terms of its formation, structure, and character (click here to learn more about managing and measuring communities). All communities, in some [more…]

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High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format. Endorsed by more than 30 organizations, HIPs help build consensus around our current understanding of what works in family planning. HIPs are identified based on impact on contraceptive use and potential [more…]

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FP2020 Catalyzing Collaboration

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership to empower women and girls by investing in rights-based family planning. FP2020’s Catalyzing Collaboration report highlights achievements of FP2020 over the past six years, and outlines the model for moving their work forward towards the post-2020 world and Sustainable Development Goals. The report highlights FP2020’s multisectoral approach [more…]

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Technical Approaches to TB: Challenge TB, SIAPS & TRACK TB
Technical Approaches to TB: Challenge TB, SIAPS & Track TB

Using a people-centered approach, MSH works with local partners to develop health systems solutions that meet the needs of communities affected by TB. Strengthening national, regional, district, and local health managers and their institutions to provide quality health services is a core strategy to support health systems resilience and sustainability. MSH has developed materials highlighting [more…]

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Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services

Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services: Should We Promote Deliveries in Low-volume Primary Health Care Facilities? Management Sciences for Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to bring together experts for a panel to discuss Thorny issues facing women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health. In many low- and middle-income countries, women have been [more…]

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Taking Supply Information Systems to the Next Level: Regional Collaboration in TB Medicines Supply Chain

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem in the regions of East, Central, and Southern Africa (ECSA). Because TB is an airborne disease, its transmission is facilitated by the movement of people across internal and national borders. To operationalize the TB control strategy in ECSA countries, USAID, through Challenge TB and MSH, has facilitated [more…]

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Online, Self-Administered Screening Tool for Improving TB Detection among University Students in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa with a high TB burden across a wide geography. The national TB program has reached hundreds of thousands of cases and successfully treated them. However, health authorities believe that a third of cases have been missed in the community, development corridors, industries, and crowded settings, [more…]

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