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Mobilising Communities on Young People's Health and Rights: An Advocacy Toolkit for Programme Managers leads the user through the stages of planning and launching an advocacy campaign to ensure that government commitments are translated into programs that meet young people's sexual and reproductive health needs.

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.

This infographic, developed with support from Johnson & Johnson, highlights the critical role that midwives play in improving maternal and newborn health around the world. Midwives have a powerful voice in changing policies and practices that support the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of health services.

A government budget must be comprehensive and transparent to allow citizens to hold government accountable for managing public funds.

Nearly 16 million girls ages 15-19 give birth annually, almost all of them in developing countries. Pregnancy and childbirth-related complications are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls, contributing to maternal and child mortality rates and to the vicious cycle of poverty and poor health.

African regional organizations play critical roles in advancing health and development agendas. To enhance understanding of the contributions and role of regional bodies engaged in health in Africa, the African Strategies for Health (ASH) project reviewed the evidence on regionalization and the relationships, strategic advantages, and limitations of regional actors. 

Elaboradas en forma participativa con las mujeres indígenas de Bolivia, estas siete cartillas son una herramienta creada para fortalecer sus conocimientos acerca de las leyes y la normativa relacionada a su salud y sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos y las formas de asegurar su cumplimiento y de acceder a los servicios de salud.

Developed by FCI, the Ministry of Health of Ecuador, and the Quality Assurance Project (QAP) this manual facilitates a process to adapt delivery care to cultural expectations.

La publicación "Jóvenes y derechos: mensajes para incidir en la esfera pública" es una herramienta para aquellos grupos, organizaciones o personas que quieran dedicarse a hacer abogacía por el ejercicio de los derechos reproductivos, y en particular para la prevención del embarazo no deseado en adolescentes.

Of all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), MDG 5 — Improve maternal health — has made the least progress. It is the most underfunded of the health-related MDGs. Globally, the MDGs are widely accepted as the path to ending poverty.

Este manual didáctico explica a través de ejemplos y ejercicios sencillos qué son y en qué consisten las políticas públicas, y cómo se diseñan, deciden, implementan y mantienen a lo largo del tiempo.

El objetivo de este documento es guiar la sistematización de experiencias de prevención del embarazo adolescente tanto de los ministerios como de organizaciones de la sociedad civil bajo la óptica de "buenas prácticas".

Producido por la Federación de Organizaciones de la Nacionalidad Kichwa de Sucumbíos (FONAKISE), AMNKISE y FCI Ecuador, el Camino al Buen Trato es un rotafolio para capacitar y formar a promotores del buen trato en las comunidades de Ecuador de manera que puedan gestionar contra la violencia de la mujer y su prevención. Esta publicación es sólo disponible en

Los presentes módulos de capacitación fueron desarrollados para prestadores/as de servicios de consejería médica a mujeres en edad reproductiva, mujeres embarazadas y madres de niños/as menores de dos años. Los mismos abordan de forma integral y con un enfoque de derechos temas relevantes a la salud sexual y reproductiva y salud materna.

This guide provides national stakeholders and advocates with information and guidance to update the national EML to include a new commodity, a new indication, or a new formulation based on the available evidence and based on country need and disease burden.

In light of the 2016 Zika virus outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Regional Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality, of which MSH is an executive committee member, produced these cards to provide information and recommendations for sexual and reproductive health policy, programs, and actions.

This page provides the QuanTB User's Guide and Installation Instructions. To learn more about QuanTB and download the software for Mac or PC, please visit the main QuanTB page.

This page provides instructions for upgrading or reinstalling the QuanTB software on Mac or PC. To learn more about QuanTB and download the software for Mac or PC, please visit the main QuanTB page.

This page provides a technical brief for the QuanTB software.

The Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+) is the enhanced version of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) first delivered by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 2002.

Hacia la mejora de la calidad de la atención materna para las mujeres indígenas de las Américas y la erradicación de la inequidad en salud, 2016 Sólo disponible en español

In the report Health for the World's Adolescents: a second chance in the second decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the health sector's important role in advancing adolescent health, but also notes that health services for adolescents tend to be highly fragmented, poorly coordinated, and uneven in quality.

Reducing preventable maternal mortality requires a surveillance system that systematically captures accurate, timely and disaggregated data on how many women die, where, why and when in the reproductive process. Health policymakers, programmers, advocates, and communities must then use surveillance data to inform their response to the factors contributing to maternal mortality.

Due to its link to various complications during and after pregnancy, the prevention of malaria among pregnant women is an important strategy for reducing mortality and adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes, such as anemia, low birth weight, and newborn death.  

This conceptual framework was designed to show the influence gender has on supervisor-provider relationships, and how this influence could be explored and addressed through programming and research.

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