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Purpose: To collect information about priority nutrition activities to strengthen the nutrition components of primary health care programs at the district level. Description:

Purpose: To conduct indicator-based assessments of a pharmaceutical system. Description:

Purpose: To assess the appropriateness of computerizing a health facility warehouse. If users are interested in receiving technical assistance to improve and/or computerize the logistics information system, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will analyze the responses to determine the initial steps in this process. Description:

Purpose: The Quality Assurance Manual can be used by national, state or local level health institutions to evaluate the quality of health services at service delivery sites, to determine whether they meet predetermined quality standards in order to be accredited.

Purpose: The User’s Guide was prepared for two reasons: To document the experience and lessons of the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Turkey program in implementing quality surveys, and

Purpose To provide a framework and tools to help countries assess options for expanding social insurance coverage and make decisions about social insurance policies. Description

Purpose:This tool helps program managers and clinicians determine the extent to which current reproductive health services are youth-friendly.

Purpose:Community COPE is intended to assist supervisors and staff at service delivery sites to gather information from the community about the services the facility provides. The process identifies site strengths and weakness and also involves community members in addressing the weaknesses identified.

Purpose:To provide health care staff with a continuous quality improvement approach to maternal health services.Description:COPE is a process and a set of simple and practical tools for assessing and improving the quality of maternal health services. The process encourages self-assessment and joint problem solving by service staff and supervisors.

Purpose: To evaluate and improve counselor-client interactions. Description:

Current technical information for global health professionalsThe Global Health eLearning Center developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health is a response to repeated requests from field staff for access to technical public health information.

The Virtual Business Planning for Health Program (VBPH) equips organizations to develop a sound business plan to advance its mission. Participants learn how to capture and package new ideas, identify target markets, and determine the best complement of staff to design and launch the new product or service.

Global Exchange Network for Reproductive Health (GEN) is a Web-based network for reproductive health individuals and organizations. GEN currently has more than 1,300 members who participate in events in English, Spanish, and French.  Previous topics covered by GEN seminars include: the financial sustainability of reproductive-health programs and organizations;

Antecedentes y derechosEn los más de 200 países del mundo se hablan aproximadamente 6.912 idiomas1. De ellos, 150 países tienen por lo menos una minoría sustancial, es decir un grupo étnico o religioso que conforma por lo menos el 10% de su población. Alrededor de 300 millones de personas pertenecen a los grupos indígenas del mundo2.

In September 1994, many thousands of men and women from every corner of the world—national leaders and representatives of governments, family planning organizations, women's groups, and health agencies—will meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss what is probably the most important issue facing the world today: the limits to global survival resulting from rapid rates of population growth and s

To diversify funding sources, health and social service organizations are finding that they can secure funds from nontraditional private sources—companies, professional investors, and individuals—for innovations in their social programs. A well-crafted business plan can often open the door to the foundations and corporate giving programs engaged in philanthropy or social investing.

You can take the following kinds of actions to develop your own leadership capacity and that of your staff and to improve working conditions.

The goal of this document is to provide practical guidance on commodity management issues related to establishing, managing, and scaling up voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) programs at both national and program levels.

Practices that enable work groups and organizations to face challenges and achieve results.  

This tool, developed in partnership with Stop TB/WHO and the World Bank, assists DOTS programs in identifying performance problems; underlying stakeholder motivations that may contribute to those problems; and potential incentives, enablers, and system improvements that can address motivational challenges. 

Primary Healthcare Revitalization, Integration and Decentralization in Earthquake-affected Areas (PRIDE) is a USAID-funded project to improve primary healthcare services and health outcomes in Bagh and Mansehra districts. PRIDE came into being in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern Pakistan on 8 October 2005, bringing devastation to a 30,000 sq. km.

Countries emerging from conflict have some of the worst health indicators in the world.About one-sixth of the world’s population lives in such countries, but these people suffer one-third of childhood and maternal deaths, and they endure a disproportionate burden of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. Health is an issue that people can unite around.

The progress made on the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) Expanded Community-Based Distributor (CBD) Program during the period October 2002 to September 2003 was measured in terms of the following project indicators: Commodity distribution through the ZNFPC Pilot Program on Expanded CBD (with a focus on condom distribution)

This volume presents an overview of how countries emerging from years of conflict and disruption of the social fabric have tackled the sometimes thorny issues of rebuilding a health workforce. It presents strengths and pitfalls encountered. It highlights the challenges to newly emerging national authorities to bring together the still functioning elements of the national health system.

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