The key aim of this guideline is to present recommendations based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions that are contributing to health system improvements, based on an assessment of the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations. This guideline urges readers to recognize that digital health interventions are not a substitute for functioning health systems, and that there are significant limitations to what digital health is able to address.
Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) pellets are a new formulation of a pediatric HIV medicine. The LPV/r Pellet Toolkit provides information on how to implement rollout of LPV/r pellets into the national health care system in the Rollout Planning and Management section. The toolkit also provides clinical information on LPV/r pellets in the Health Care Worker section, including recommendations on dosing and administration of the medication, as well as resources for working with caregivers. The information in the LPV/r Pellet Toolkit can be accessed on mobile smart phones and tablets as well as laptops, and the pages and tools are available to download for offline use.
Cette vidéo décrit la création et l'utilisation efficaces de discours d'ascenseur afin de sensibiliser les organisations et de soutenir les objectifs de communication et de mobilisation des ressources. Cette vidéo peut être utilisée pour compléter des sessions de formation afin de s'assurer que tout le personnel de l'organisation est prêt à fournir des informations concises et convaincantes aux représentants des gouvernements, aux donateurs potentiels, aux clients ou aux membres.
This RRHO video describes creating and using elevator speeches effectively to create awareness of an organization and support both communication and resource mobilization objectives. This video can be used to supplement training sessions to ensure all organization staff are prepared to deliver concise and compelling information to government officials, potential donors, clients, or members.
PEPFAR Solutions are impactful, data-proven HIV implementing experiences that can serve as 'how to' guides for others.
The National Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Plan 2019–2023 has been developed through a systematic approach to determining the strengths and challenges of the nursing and midwifery systems in Sierra Leone. The strategy aims to assess the context-specific needs in nursing and midwifery within the wider remit of the relevant policies of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), and to translate these into strategies for the improved provision of services. The size of the competent health workforce including nurses and midwives, required to provide universal health coverage for the basic package of care is inadequate in Sierra Leone. For instance, fewer than 500 midwives are presently practising when approximately 3,000 midwives are needed to meet the needs of the population.
This framework is intended to be a brief guide for countries and implementers that are planning, starting or scaling up HIV self-testing (HIVST) implementation. It provides key considerations for: 1) preparing for HIVST; 2) implementing HIVST; 3) monitoring and optimizing HIVST implementation.
In 2015 the Unitaid Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative began the largest evaluation of HIV self-testing. By November 2018 STAR Initiative had distributed 2.3 million HIV self-test kits in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As a result HIV testing coverage has increased, with HIV self-testing reaching many men, young people and first-time testers. The STAR Initiative provides a strong foundation for other countries in Africa and globally to introduce HIV self-testing and allow for rapid scale-up based on the rich evidence already gathered.
Updated recommendations on first-line and second-line antiretroviral regimens and post-exposure prophylaxis and recommendations on early infant diagnosis of HIVWorld Health Organization (WHO), 2018
This interim WHO guidance provides and update on recommendations on antiretroviral regimens for treating and preventing HIV infection and early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV.
Addressing health workforce shortage, maldistribution and performance challenges is essential for progress towards all health-related goals, including universal health coverage. Further, the health sector has the potential to be a driver of economic growth through the creation of qualified employment opportunities, in particular for women. The education and deployment of interprofessional primary care teams of health workers should reflect a diverse and sustainable skills mix; in some contexts this may entail harnessing the potential of community health workers (CHWs) as part of broader efforts to strengthen primary health care and the health workforce more generally. The overall goal of this guideline is to assist national governments and national and international partners to improve the design, implementation, performance and evaluation of CHW programmes, contributing to the progressive realization of universal health coverage.