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Option B+ Nursing - ICAP e-Learning

ICAP at Columbia University, 2018

Option B+ is an approach to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and maintain the health of the mother. It entails initiation of lifelong ART for pregnant and breastfeeding women infected with HIV.  If realized and performed effectively, this approach will advance the goal of an AIDS-free generation. Nurses and midwives are of critical importance to the scale-up of Option B+. This online training for Option B+ is designed for self-directed learning by nursing students or practicing professionals but is open to anyone. You can go through each module at your own pace. 

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Computer and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy for Nursing and Midwifery Training Schools

ICAP at Columbia University, 2018

This policy was developed by the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) Project -- supporting nursing and midwifery education and practice in Sierra Leone. The primary purpose of internet availability at the school is to provide access to information and related activities that will enhance and support the educational, instructional, and research activities for students, faculty, and staff. This policy document governs all internet and computer activities for users (students and school staff).

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RRHO Best Practices Guidance: Strategic Information

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 2018

This briefer was developed by the Resilient & Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO) project to provide guidance to organizations on best practices in strategic information including monitoring & evaluation, quality management, information systems, and knowledge management.

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RRHO Best Practices Guidance: Administration, HR & Financial Management

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 2018

This briefer was developed by the Resilient & Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO) project to provide guidance to organizations on best practices in administration (procurement and fixed asset control), human resources (personnel policies and staffing levels & retention), and financial management (financial policies & procedures, accounting system, budgeting, and audits).

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RRHO Best Practices Guidance: Governance, Leadership & Strategic Management

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 2018

This briefer was developed by the Resilient & Responsive Health Organizations (RRHO) project to provide guidance to organizations on best practices in governance (board composition & oversight and mission), leadership (organizational structure, decision-making, internal communication, succession planning, and resilience & sustainability), and strategic management (strategic planning, operational planning, resource mobilization, and external communication strategy).

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Global Health eLearning Center

Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, 2018

The Global Health eLearning Center offers courses aimed at increasing knowledge in a variety of global health technical areas. Courses are also organized into Certificate Programs to help you focus your learning with a more comprehensive study of key topics of global health. You can earn a certificate in a variety of global health areas by successfully completing all courses within a program area.

Certificates include: Child Survival, Family Planning Methods, Governance and Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases, Maternal Health, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Neonatal Health, and Organizational Change and Knowledge Management. 

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Making the Most of the Health Workforce

Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project, 2018

Achieving country commitments to universal health coverage requires maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce. The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported country governments to optimize the quality and efficiency of the health labor market through policy development and implementation in health workforce production, regulation of the private sector, and initiatives to address maldistribution and inefficiencies. Over the course of the project, HFG engaged with countries on common challenges regarding human resources for health (HRH) – vacancies, ghost workers, incomplete HRH data, and health workers ill-prepared to meet population health needs, among others. Careful stakeholder engagement, incorporation of governance capacity building into HRH technical assistance, and thoughtful selection of interventions that could serve as levers for broader reforms contributed to the successful outcomes achieved with HFG’s support.

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Building Institutional Capacity for Stronger Health Systems

Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project, 2018

Without strong national institutions, health systems strengthening is likely to fail. While institutional capacity development is integral to strengthening health systems and transitioning to self-reliance, it can be difficult to deliver effectively. The experience of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project suggests that the key to success is focused, intentional, and tailored institutional capacity-development strategies that align institutional ambitions with the resources and time available, and with the demands of the client organization.

AIDSFree Guidance Database

AIDSFree HIV Guidance Database

AIDSFree, 2017

The AIDSFree Guidance Database brings together national HIV testing and treatment guidance and HIV/TB co-infection treatment guidance from many priority countries around the world. Use this interactive database to prepare guideline revisions for a specific country, conduct research and product development, prepare training materials for health care personnel, write proposals and grants, or learn about guidelines from other countries.

Health Systems Approach

Health Systems Assessment Approach

Health, Finance & Governance Project, 2017

The Health Systems Assessment (HSA) approach is a structured, indicator-based methodology for comprehensive assessment of a country’s health system. The HSA approach synthesizes information—from document reviews, incountry stakeholder interviews, and site visits—to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of a wide range of health system components and transform the findings into specific recommendations and strategies across the health system functions: Service Delivery; Human Resources for Health; Medical Products, Vaccines, and Technologies; Health Information Systems (HIS); Health Finance; and Governance. In addition, the manual itself may serve as an educational and reference tool for health systems issues and HSS.