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.
Matériaux en Français: https://www.fptraining.org/content/francais
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.
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) teaches the initial steps of neonatal resuscitation to be accomplished within The Golden Minute to save lives and give a much better start to many babies who struggle to breathe at birth. HBB neonatal resuscitation techniques that have been shown to reduce neonatal mortality by up to 47% and fresh stillbirths by 24%. The Helping Babies Breathe 2nd Edition Webinar Series has been developed to provide additional advice to support training, skills retention, and ongoing efforts to improve HBB implementation efforts around the world. This series has been designed to be a valuable resource for providers who use HBB in their work, as well as facilitators who train others in this life saving curriculum. Each webinar focuses on a different topic and can be viewed in any order.
Resource mobilization is a process through which the resources that are essential for the development, implementation and continuation of work for achieving the organization's mission are identified, pursued, and managed. It is a process organizations use to acquire and put to use those things they need to implement activities and pursue their mission.This presentation, developed by JSI under the RRHO project, can be reviewed and adapted for any organization looking to develop or strengthen their resource mobilization strategy. It reviews:
- Introduction to Resource Mobilization
- Objectives and Resource Gaps
- Understanding the Funding Landscape
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Resource Mobilization Strategy Development
- Resource Mobilization Plans, Feasibility Check, and Next Steps
The Global Health Delivery Project is a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University to create a global network of professionals dedicated to improving the delivery of value-based health care. It includes teaching cases, brief cases, and concept notes that examine programmatic, organizational, and policy-related decisions global health leaders face across various disease conditions and health care delivery systems in resource-limited settings.