Acting on the Call 2018: A Focus on the Journey to Self-Reliance for Preventing Child and Maternal DeathsUSAID, 2018
Self-reliance is a country’s ability to finance and implement solutions to its own development challenges. Understanding where countries lie on this effort - known as the journey to self-reliance - helps USAID to best partner with countries and support their efforts. This report looks at the health status of 25 priority countries as well as the current capacity of the health system to meet the needs of women and children.This report is also part of a larger USAID effort to make child health is one of the measures of capacity to measure progress in the overall journey to self-reliance.
Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) is a suite of hands-on, simulation-based learning modules designed to be delivered at the jobsite to build the capacity of the health workforce. Pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia is a module designed to address the second leading cause of maternal mortality globally, pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia. Key content in this module includes: correct assessment and classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, administration of loading and maintenance doses of magnesium sulfate and antihypertensive medications, and management of convulsions. Download the full package of Helping Mothers Survive: Pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia training materials at no cost.
Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) is a suite of hands-on, simulation-based learning modules to build the capacity of the health workforce. Bleeding after Birth Complete (BABC) is a module designed to reduce maternal deaths caused by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). With HMS-BABC, skills are built around communication and teamwork, active management of the third stage of labor, early detection and basic management of PPH, and advanced care skills. These skills include management of shock, uterine balloon tamponade, manual removal of the placenta, repair of cervical lacerations, and use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment. The materials include a Flipbook, Providers Guide, and two Action Plans, as well as a folder of necessary supplemental materials that are critical components for success. HMS Bleeding after Birth Complete is endorsed by ICM, FIGO, UNFPA, ICN, AAP.
The West African Ebola outbreak devastated the already fragile health systems in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. The outbreak took the lives of hundreds of health workers, and patients stopped visiting health facilities out of fear for cross-infection. The outbreak exposed critical gaps in these health systems, revealing the need to strengthen health services and infection control to prevent future outbreaks, including the most basic infrastructure like access to water, electricity, and appropriate medical equipment. To rebuild and sustain health systems recovery, governments, donors, and partners must consider long-term, strategic investments. Tools and information in this section are intended for governments, donors, and those interested in health systems strengthening and recovery; it will enable them to understand the unique health challenges that accompany an infectious disease outbreak such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Learn more by reading some of the local MOH Perspectives and information on Upgrading Speciality Services.
The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) contains curriculum components and tools needed to design, implement, and evaluate training. It offers essential resources for family planning (FP) and reproductive health trainers, supervisors, and program managers. The entire package is designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health. The website offers curriculum components and tools for trainers to design, implement, and evaluate family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) training. All materials can be downloaded for free, and you may adapt or translate them for your own work.
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Indicators are tools used to measure program progress. They are used to assess the state of a program by defining its characteristics or variables, and then tracking changes in those characteristics over time or between groups. Clear indicators are the basis of any effective monitoring and evaluation system. This guide is designed primarily for program managers or personnel who are not trained researchers themselves but who need to understand the rationale and process of conducting research. This guide can help managers to support the need for research and ensure that research staff have adequate resources to conduct the research that is needed to be certain that the program is evidence based and that results can be tracked over time and measured at the end of the program.
A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan is a document that helps to track and assess the results of the interventions throughout the life of a program. It is a living document that should be referred to and updated on a regular basis. While the specifics of each program’s M&E plan will look different, they should all follow the same basic structure and include the same key elements. This guide is designed primarily for program managers or personnel who are not trained researchers themselves but who need to understand the rationale and process of conducting research. This guide can help managers to support the need for research and ensure that research staff have adequate resources to conduct the research that is needed to be certain that the program is evidence based and that results can be tracked over time and measured at the end of the program.
An organization’s mission statement describes clearly and concisely why the organization exists – its purpose. The mission statement defines what is important to the organization and guides the organization’s decisions and activities. This guide provides direction for developing a mission statement for any type of organization and uses an imaginary health communication network to illustrate the steps.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course content. OCW is open and available to the world. Search for courses by topic including Business (accounting, finance, leadership, management), Health and Medicine, Social Science, and Teaching and Education.
The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Implementation Guide is a tool for advancing sustainable national programs for newborn and maternal health. The HBB Implementation Guide is downloadable as an entire manual, or as individual Sections or Tools. For maximum impact, HBB should be integrated into existing newborn or maternal health training, but it can be implemented as a stand-alone program, depending on national priorities.