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Social media for nurses

Guidelines for the Professional Use of Mobile Phones and Social Media

General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ), 2019

Mobile phones and social media, such as WhatsApp and Facebook, are highly popular among Nurses and Midwives and are widely used for professional purposes. Although research found that there are considerable benefits for nurses and midwives linked to the use of these apps, they also give rise to significant challenges and risks. The ill-informed use of these apps has negatively affected client confidentiality, security, and safety and it has damaged individual careers and caused harm to the entire profession. In response to these issues, the General Nursing Council of Zambia has developed guidelines to help Nurses and Midwives to successfully navigate the new world of digital professionalism. However, the guidelines cover many, but not all, situations and in the light of the complexity and the changing nature of digital media, every Nurse and Midwife is cautioned to apply due diligence in the specific situations that they encounter.

WHO Digital Recommendations

WHO Guideline: Recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening

WHO, 2019

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.


LPV/r Pellet Toolkit

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), 2019

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.

Argumentaire eclair

Création et Utilisation de Argumentaire Eclair

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 2019

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.

Elevator speeches

Creating and Using Elevator Speeches

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 2019

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.

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PEPFAR Solutions Platform

PEPFAR, 2019

PEPFAR Solutions are impactful, data-proven HIV implementing experiences that can serve as 'how to' guides for others. 

APC Community Scorecard Toolkit

Community Scorecard Toolkit: Empowering Communities and Health Care Providers to Lead Change

Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), 2018

The purpose of this document is to provide a step-by-step guide for implementers of community health programs, including local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and civil society organizations, on how to develop and implement a community scorecard to monitor and improve the quality of services at a health facility. It focuses specifically on improving service quality and health outcomes for key populations receiving HIV and AIDS services at community level healthcare facilities.

JSI e-learning

Lessons in Logistics Management of Health Commodities

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), 2018

Free interactive online course developed by John Snow, Inc. The goal of this course is to increase understanding of the fundamentals of logistics management and to strengthen ability to implement improvements to basic elements of logistics systems. The course covers the purpose of a logistics system; basic elements of a logistics management information system (LMIS); how to assess health commodity stock status; how to design and use maximum-minimum inventory control procedures; basic guidelines for proper storage to ensure health commodity quality; logistics system performance indicators, monitoring and evaluation tools that can be used to measure the performance of logistics systems; and the steps in the quantification process, the data requirements, considerations and assumptions. Based on your learning needs, you may choose individual sessions to complete, or you may complete all sessions and earn a course certificate.


Introduction to Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Pharmaceutical Products

UNDP, 2018

This online certificate course was jointly developed by UNDP and Empower School of Health.The purpose of the course is to teach the basics of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) in Global Fund programmes to UNDP staff and other PSM professionals working in national programs, National Medicines Regulatory Agencies, development organizations, and NGOs. The course has eight modules and generates a certificate after completion.


Research Ethics Resources


A collection of resources on research ethics including:

  • Good and bad research collaborations: researchers’ views on science and ethics in global health research
  • Contextualizing the role of the gatekeeper in social science research
  • What makes clinical research in developing countries ethical? The benchmarks of ethical research