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Harmoniser les services de santé : Sauver des vies grâce à l’intégration des programmes de santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile avec ceux relatifs au VIH/SIDA, à la tuberculose et au paludisme (French title)These briefing cards, published in 2012 by the FCI Program of MSH and Population Action International as part of The Inte

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.In 2015, several Brazilian states affected by Zika reported a significantly higher

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.

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.

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.

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. In areas with moderate-to-high malaria transmission rates, the World Health Organization recommends intermittent preventive tre

A Toolkit for Using Evidence from the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Report to Create Policy Change at the Country LevelThis 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 using evidence published in The State of the Wor

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

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.

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

Advocating Together: The Power of Alliances for Maternal Health provides guidance for national civil society organizations (CSOs) interested in establishing or strengthening an alliance in support of maternal health advocacy. This toolkit provides a step-by-step approach to working with partners in a national-level alliance to advocate for maternal health policy change.

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

Rapid Pharmaceutical Management Assessment: An Indicator-Based ApproachDeveloped by MSH’s Rational Pharmaceutical Management (RPM) project, this invaluable resource presents 46 indicators for evaluating and comparing the performance of pharmaceutical systems.

Purpose: To examine the effectiveness of stock monitoring and record-keeping practices in warehouses and help users identify suggestions for improvement.Description: A user-friendly instrument designed to collect and calculate indicators of effective inventory management.

Purpose:To conduct indicator-based assessments of a pharmaceutical system.Description:A step-by-step manual describes 46 indicators for function and activity within a pharmaceutical system. It shows how to collect data on the indicators and analyze them.

Proper stock management is essential for providing medicines to patients when and where they need them. This is especially important for people living with HIV because treatment is a lifelong commitment and adherence is critical to good outcomes. Pharmacists must be able to track, analyze, and manage stock information to prevent stock-outs, overstocks, and stock expiring on the shelf.

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 usedEnsuring that the correct medicines and amounts have been dispe

The International Medical Products Price Guide (formerly International Drug Price Indicator Guide) contains a spectrum of prices from pharmaceutical suppliers, international development organizations, and government agencies.

Stewardship is the ethical use of common resources in pursuit of financially efficient outcomes. This Setting a Shared Strategic Direction for Health Systems Strengthening guide explores the nature of the practice of stewarding scarce resources (human, financial, political, and technological), and principles and activities that will strengthen organizations' capacity for such stewardship.

The In-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus provides an action-oriented instructional pathway for health leaders, managers, and their teams to improve their leadership and management skills and the governance of health programs. It leverages reliable tools and processes for addressing challenges and producing measurable results through team projects.

The Pre-service Leadership, Management and Governance Syllabus assists pre-service training institutions to effectively and efficiently integrate leadership, management, and governance practices into existing curricula.

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 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.

An integrated approach to monitoring the safety of medicines that includes both active surveillance and spontaneous reporting is essential to a well-functioning pharmaceutical sector. Active surveillance is particularly important to support the introduction of new essential medicines in low-and middle-income countries, where regulatory systems are often still developing and need support.

National governments must effectively register and track pharmaceutical products to ensure that they are readily available and safe.

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