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In March 2006, with generous support from USAID and PEPFAR, MSH initiated performance-based funding for an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project through the Integrated Primary Health Care (IPHC) Project. The OVC Project started with six home-based care (HBC) organizations based in four provinces of South Africa.

The dimensions of the Human Resource (HR) crisis in health have been reported in stark terms over the last few years. Despite rising attention to the acute shortage of health care workers, solutions to the human resource crisis are difficult to achieve, especially in the poorest countries.

Human resource management (HRM) is essential in any organization, critically so when public health crises and workforce shortages collide, as they now do in many parts of the developing world. This issue of The eManager provides an overview of HRM systems, policies, and procedures; the components within these areas; and the Human Resources for Health Action Framework.

The concept of good governance has gained prominence in development programs over the past decade. Good governance in the health sector and other sectors that have an impact on health is recognized as essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

La gestión de recursos humanos (GRRHH) es esencial en cualquier organización, y es aún más crítica cuando las crisis de salud pública y la escasez de la fuerza laboral colisionan, como está ocurriendo en muchas partes del mundo en vías de desarrollo.

Performance-based Financing (PBF) is a powerful means of increasing the quality and quantity of health services by providing incentives to suppliers to improve performance and achieve results.

Management Sciences for Health offers technical expertise and materials to assist countries to prepare and respond to severe pandemics and other disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and other challenges to health, social, and economic well-­‐being.

In Haiti, it is rare for men to choose to have a vasectomy. Many believe this method of family planning robs a man of his virility. Yet in 2009, Sagesse Exilus chose to have a vasectomy at Fermathe hospital.

Herbert Kaswa, a Medical Clinical Officer at the Family Life Education Program (FLEP) Busoga Diocese clinic, has been working in the medical field since 2001. When Herbert first started this work, the clinic was not fully functioning. The clinic offered only short‐term methods of family planning, such as birth control pills, due to lack of funding and inadequate training of staff.

This workbook is used throughout the Virtual Municipal Pandemic Planning (VMPP) Program. The program is divided into a series of modules, and each module has a chapter in the workbook. This program will introduce participants to a set of tools to assist mayors and their municipal leadership teams in pandemic preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Developing and distributing TB case detection SOPs, followed by staff training, mentoring, and supervision, minimizes missed opportunities and improves TB case detection in health facilities. TB CARE I strongly recommends scaling up this intervention to other zones and regions to improve TB case detection and TB/HIV care in the country

This poster concludes: Health facilities implementing IPLS experienced lower TB drug stock out than those health facilities not implementing IPLS. Scale up and continuous follow up of IPLS implementation is recommended.  Expanding and sustaining IPLS in Ethiopia will require: Training all health facility staff on IPLS implementation;

This poster concludes: By developing an EQA (external quality assurance) system and disseminating associated documents and tools, training staff, and providing feedback and site visits, TB CARE I significantly strengthened the quality and reliability of TB laboratory results in Kenya. 

MOST for TB Management and Organizations Sustainability Tool for National TB Control Programs: A Guide for Users and Facilitators

The first management book written specifically for family planning program managers, this award-winning handbook has become a standard text in management training courses around the world.A practical guide for managers of health and family planning programs, this handbook provides practical information on: planningcoordinationstaffingsupervisiontrainingmanagement informationcontraceptive logi

To address pharmaceutical management issues related to the essential medicines needed for treating and preventing malaria, the RPM Program, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), developed the Drug Management for Malaria Manual, an indicator-based assessment tool, and released the first edition in 2000.

In a world of rising health care costs and increasing health care needs, access to tested approaches and techniques in the management of health care is more vital than ever. This compendium offers practical tools and techniques to address current challenges in public health management.

This electronic resource provides you, as a manager of a health program or health service, with both practical and theoretical information that will help you strengthen and align the building blocks of your health system to achieve results and save lives.The eHandbook emphasizes the central, critical element of every health system: people.

Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. Within Africa the mobile phone has become ubiquitous, making mHealth applications an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes.

There is growing awareness that well led and managed global health solutions are required to achieve effective and sustainable health programs, especially at the scale needed to attain Millennium Development Goals and other global targets. This compendium of case studies reviews the current evidence of the impact of leadership and management on health.

Management Sciences for Health’s Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have written a series of technical briefs on priority HIV prevention topics.

Prepared by the USAID-funded AIDSTAR-Two project, this situational overview provides a detailed analysis of the response to the epidemic by associations and support groups of people living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

This technical brief developed by the AIDSTAR-Two project presents a framework that offers a simplified and systematic approach to organizational capacity building that most local implementers, especially those that provide HIV and AIDS services, can draw from to better fulfill or expand their mandates.

Africa is the fastest growing continent in the world— with a projected average economic growth rate of 6 percent from 2013-2015. Health is becoming increasingly important as economies grow. This brief explores the relationship between health, economic development and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa by reviewing available evidence taken from published research and data.

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