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By Newbrander, W., C. Peercy, M. Shepherd-Banigan, and P. Vergeer.International Journal of Health Planning and Management Epub 28 October 2011.

Purpose: To improve maternal and child health by empowering people to take better care of their health, strengthening communities and local governments' health management capacity, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Tool description:

The Compendium can be searched by the following categories: technical area, region, country, target population, and type of practice (best practice or promising practice). You can narrow your results further by using the keyword search.

This tool, an interactive training DVD, is appropriate for advocating and training on family planning and maternal, neonatal, and child health, targeting primary and secondary facility level providers and trainers, as well as for community health workers.

FinMAT helps managers assess their organizations’ financial management capacity, identify areas for improvement, make specific action plans to address shortcomings, and monitor for improvement The heart of FinMAT is an instrument for collecting and summarizing technical information about an organization’s financial management systems and practices.

In Namibia, Togo, and 10 other countries, MSH pioneered the Electronic Dispensing Tool, a cutting-edge information system that uses the patient as the focal point and captures critical information needed to make decisions about an individual’s drug regimen, as well as stock inventory and aggregate patient statistics. How it's used

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 logisticsf

Managers everywhere need specific solutions to the critical challenges facing public health and development programs.

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.

Purpose The Cost and Staffing Projection Tool is used to estimate the costs of achieving health worker staffing targets, comprising salaries and pre-service training costs. Description

The Human Resource Management (HRM) Rapid Assessment Tool offers a method for assessing an organization’s human resource management system and how well it functions. This tool helps users to develop strategies to improve the human resource management system and make it as effective as possible. It is designed to be used in public and private health organizations.

Why is Gender Responsiveness in Health Governance so important? Gender-responsiveness in governance has the potential to enhance positive health outcomes not only for women but also for the entire community. Women play three important roles in a health system: 1) as decision makers; 2) as health workers and health care providers; and 3) as users of services.

This resource was designed to help Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the health sector to become more effective, efficient, results oriented, and sustainable.

All medicines carry some risk of adverse events; although certain risks are identified when medicines are tested during clinical trials, others aren’t recognized until after the medicine is on the market and has been used in “real world” settings.

If you are interested in QuanTB and would like to download version 4.2:-Please click on this link if your operating system is Windows: https://github.com/MSH/QuanTB/raw/devel/QuanTBforPC.exe-Please click here if your operating system is Macintosh: https://github.com/MSH/QuanTB/raw/devel/QuanTBforMacintosh.jar-Source code for QuanTB can be downloaded at https://github.com/MSH/QuanTBT

This compendium is for the use of national TB program staff in high burden settings who are trying to identify strategies to reach at-risk and vulnerable communities more effectively it contains very summarized descriptions of over 120 approaches to reach and serve at-risk and vulnerable populations, and links to over 650 tools and reference materials.

The Framework is intended to support implementation of Ebola response plans at the local level. It contains modules and worksheets to promote: Strengthening local area multisector response coordination Maintaining essential services (health and non-health) during and after the outbreak Limiting the spread of Ebola

Governance Guides: Five Essential Practices of GovernanceIn this series of Governance Guides, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), through USAID's Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, shares practical ways to govern your health system well -- even if you have little prior experience in governance. The guides are written for: Ministers of Health or Directors of a department i

The Facilitator’s Guide for Integrating Leadership and Management Curriculum into Pre-service Health Institutions guide leads local leadership and management facilitators from health education institutes through the process of integrating practical, action-oriented leadership and management approaches into pre-service health curricula using a three phased approach: (1) engagement; (2) adapta

This publication makes the case for putting people at the center of health systems strengthening.

Good governance involves constantly striving for better results and improved effectiveness. It requires an interest in and commitment towards continuous improvement. This guide discusses actions that can improve organizations' governance on a continuing basis.

Participation in problem definition improves the quality of solutions and the willingness of stakeholders to help define practical ways to implement the solutions. Stakeholder participation to define solutions in turn improves the willingness and ability of stakeholders to implement the solutions.

This training handbook is designed to facilitate the governance orientation and continuing governance education of the leaders and officials who govern district health systems.

This training handbook facilitates governance orientation and education for leaders and officials who govern health centers. When used by the facilitators in conjunction with the LMG Project’s good governance resources, participants will be able to master and apply the five practices of good governance in their organization, improving its performance.

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