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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:

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.

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.

THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded TB CARE I has stepped up tuberculosis awareness and case detection in the country by providing technical assistance to the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP).

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 demonstrates that Urban DOTS helped to significantly improve TB treatment outcomes in Kabul city and recommends that Urban DOTS should be expanded in similar settings to improve TB case detection and treatment outcomes by engaging both the private and public sectors in DOTS implementation.

This Power Point presents the community-based DOTS (CB-DOST) approach that applied in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012 and reviews results from community health workers’ (CHWs) contribution to TB patients' treatment adherence through community-based DOTS.  

Impact of TB Infection Control Implementation on Health Workers in Afghanistan, 2011

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;

The purpose of this guide is to provide a step-by-step approach reviewing the most critical areas of pharmaceutical management for tuberculosis. With the guide, users should be able to identify key weaknesses in their system and mechanisms to overcome weaknesses in selection, procurement, distribution, timely use, and management support of TB medicines.

In most countries, tuberculosis (TB) services are decentralized up to the most peripheral health facilities and often into the community. On the other hand, HIV/AIDS services are generally much more centralized because scale-up of services, especially of antiretroviral therapy (ART), started only quite recently.

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

UHC Forward consolidates information from hundreds of sources into a one-stop portal.

Changing Malaria Treatment Policy to Artemisinin-Based Combinations: An Implementation Guide This document provides guidance to countries on implementing national policy changes to ACT for first-line malaria treatment consistent with the World Health Organization's (WHO) policy recommendations.

Managing Drug Supply (MDS) is the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. MDS was originally published in 1982. It was revised in 1997 with over 10,000 copies distributed in over 60 countries worldwide.

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

RPM Plus works in several countries globally to help enhance pharmaceutical management systems and improve access to high-quality antimalarial medicines and commodities. Read more about RPM Plus' work in the malaria brochure.

After approving malaria grants to certain countries, the Global Fund recognized that the recipients were facing problems implementing their programs as outlined in their project proposals.

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.

Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers is an electronic resource that provides managers of health programs or health services with both practical and theoretical information to help strengthen and align the building blocks of a health system.

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