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Cross-Cutting Technical Areas

ExpandNet/WHO Toolkit for Scaling Up Health Innovations
This toolkit contains background information about ExpandNet and various tools published by ExpandNet/WHO to support successful scaling up of health innovations.
 
Human Resources in Health (HRH)
The shortage of human resources in health in Africa remains severe and continues to be a major impediment to increasing coverage of HIV-related service purple bridesmaid dressess, namely highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. This toolkit serves as a resource for those dealing with aspects of the HRH crisis, including individuals and organizations who wish to familiarize themselves with various HRH components.

Knowledge Management for Health and Development
The purpose of this toolkit is to assist those working in international health and development who are interested in learning more about knowledge management (KM) and accessing tools and best practices for conducting KM. This toolkit provides practical resources for KM solutions that either come from the field of international public health and development or are applicable to the field and can be adapted.

Leadership and Management
This toolkit provides evidence-based guidance and tools to update, expand, or develop leadership and management skills in health managers and service provision programs. The resources in this toolkit were carefully selected to eliminate the need to conduct extensive searches on multiple sites. Health policy makers, program managers, service providers, information officers, and others will find valuable resources on this site.

mHealth
mHealth is the use of mobile technology to support health outcomes. The explosive growth of mobile phones in the developing world provides new opportunities for the design, management and measurement of health programs. However, the evidence base for mHealth is new and limited in developing countries. The mHealth Toolkit provides resources to clarify the opportunities and uncertainties of this rapidly evolving field.

Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are key management functions of an organization or project. Together, they serve to support informed decisions, the best use of resources, and an objective assessment of the extent to which an organization’s or project's services and other activities have led to a desired result. The M&E Toolkit provides health project managers with basic information that can guide the creation of monitoring and evaluation practices that will improve the overall performance of projects and organizations.

Peace Corps – Social and Behavior Change
The Social and Behavior Change Toolkit developed by Peace Corps contains information on how to incorporate behavior change communication (BCC) strategies into health promotion activities and guidance about community mobilization to create an enabling environment to facilitate and support positive change.  

Population, Health and Environment 
Constructed by the PHE Toolkit Content Management team in consultation with PHE collaborating partners based in the U.S., Africa, and Asia, this toolkit provides information for projects that integrate community development activities with a focus on environment and health interventions. These integrated approaches may include components such as family planning and reproductive health, basic health services, education and outreach, sustainable livelihoods, coastal and natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation.

Pre-Service Education
There is a growing need for collective access to appropriate resources and guidance for pre-service education programs to prepare the health care workforce. This Pre-service Education Toolkit outlines key programmatic steps, highlights lessons learned, and identifies key resources to assist country programs, donors, and governments to develop quality and relevant pre-service education interventions. Although targeted for midwives, this toolkit may be used for other cadres as well.

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Environmental Health

Population, Health and Environment 
Constructed by the PHE Toolkit Content Management team in consultation with PHE collaborating partners based in the U.S., Africa, and Asia, this toolkit provides information for projects that integrate community development activities with a focus on environment and health interventions. These integrated approaches may include components such as family planning and reproductive health, basic health services, education and outreach, sustainable livelihoods, coastal and natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation.

Peace Corps – Improved Stoves and Ovens
Indoor air pollution is responsible for nearly half of the more than 2 million deaths each year that are caused by acute respiratory infections. This toolkit was created to provide guidance and tools to update, develop or expand clean air and efficient cookstove projects.

Peace Corps – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
This toolkit was created to provide guidance and tools for Peace Corps Volunteers and staff on a number of issues related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), including a summary of Peace Corps work in water and sanitation in 2009, resources for training community outreach workers on hygiene promotion, tools for setting up WASH programs in schools, as well as information on household water treatment, water supply, watershed protection, sanitation, and financing small-scale infrastructure programs.

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Family Planning Methods

Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraceptives
This toolkit provides a platform for strengthening the capacity of agencies and organizations to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) programs and to advocate for changes to national policy and service delivery guidelines.

Condom Use
Condoms are the only family planning method that provides protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. The Condom Use Toolkit summarizes the evidence on both male and female condoms and includes resources to help plan, manage, evaluate, and support health services that encourage condom use. 

Implants
Implants are a long-acting contraceptive method and one of the most effective reversible family planning methods ever developed. Despite their acceptability to women and their potential to significantly reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, they are underutilized throughout the world. The Implants Toolkit was created to provide guidance and tools to update, expand or develop implant service provision programs.  

Injectables
Around the world, use of injectables has risen dramatically. The increasing demand for injectables challenges programs to increase access to and improve the quality of services. This toolkit includes information about both progestin-only injectables and combined injectables.

IUD
There are many concerns surrounding intrauterine devices (IUDs), including misperceptions and unfounded myths among providers and potential users. The IUD Toolkit was created to alleviate uncertainties while providing positive evidence-based practices about this contraceptive method. It also provides guidance and tools to update, expand or develop IUD service provision programs.

Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
This toolkit was developed with the goal of repositioning LAM as a viable family planning method for postpartum women and as a gateway to other modern contraceptive methods.

Oral Contraceptives
Contains important information about combined oral contraceptives (which contain both estrogen and progestin) and about progestin-only oral contraceptives. It also contains comprehensive information about emergency contraceptive pills, which are special doses of oral contraceptives that are used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.

Permanent Methods of Contraception (in development)

Standard Days Method
The purpose of this toolkit is to assist program managers to plan for and integrate the Standard Days Method® into services. The guidelines and resources in this toolkit are based on the experience of more than twenty international and local organizations that successfully have introduced this simple natural family planning method into their countries' family planning programs.

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Family Planning/Reproductive Health Programs and Services

Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraceptives
This toolkit provides a platform for strengthening the capacity of agencies and organizations to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) programs and to advocate for changes to national policy and service delivery guidelines.

Community-Based Family Planning
Community-based family planning brings family planning information and methods to women and men in the communities where they live rather than require them to visit health facilities. This toolkit is a collection of key resources to help policy makers, program managers, service providers, and other audiences improve access to and quality of community-based family planning services.

Elements of Family Planning Success
This toolkit provides a one-stop source for reliable and relevant information on the 10 essential elements of family planning success, identified by health care professionals around the world.

Family Planning and HIV Services Integration
A source for evidence-based knowledge and promising practices to support the successful integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services.

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) 
This toolkit is intended to be your primary source of evidence-based knowledge on HTSP and resources for integrating HTSP into your existing health and community programs and policies.
 
Kenya Health
This toolkit contains documents and information for the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) of the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH).

Malawi Family Planning
Developed by the Malawi RH Toolkit Taskforce, this toolkit is one of three toolkits created by Malawi-based organizations specifically aimed at audiences in Malawi. It provides helpful background information and practical tools for planning, implementing and delivering family planning services. Emphasis is placed on the importance of family planning at the community level to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, and improve reproductive health.

Peace Corps – Sexual and Reproductive Health
Developed by Peace Corps staff, this toolkit covers adolescent reproductive health programming, technical information on a wide variety of family planning methods, and guidance on increasing male involvement within health and HIV/AIDS projects, particularly in family planning and reproductive health programs.

Postabortion Care (currently being updated)
This toolkit provides comprehensive, standardized, scientifically accurate, and evidence-based information on postabortion care. It serves as a repository of basic instruments intended for policymakers and program planners who are designing or revising their current postabortion care program.

Postpartum Family Planning
The first year postpartum is a time of great family planning need, but also a time when few services are accessible to women. This toolkit will assist policy makers, program managers, trainers and service providers to develop and implement effective service delivery approaches that address the family planning needs of the women they serve.

Reproductive Health Indonesia
This toolkit from Indonesia is about adolescent health. It is for supervisors in the health sector and focuses on policies and regulations, how to reach adolescents through special programs, specific reproductive health problems in rural and urban areas, research on knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. There are also sections on services and counseling as well a listing of health facilities. The toolkit is in Indonesian.

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Gender

Go Girls!
This toolkit contains a comprehensive set of research and program interventions designed to reduce girls' vulnerability to HIV.

IGWG Gender and Health
Although there is widespread awareness among governments and donors of the importance of gender in effective and sustainable healthcare, there is still a lack of knowledge of how to integrate gender in policies, programs, and health systems. The Gender and Health Toolkit is being developed to bring together in one place practical and hands-on how-to resources for gender integration and mainstreaming in health policies, programs, and institutions.

Peace Corps - Women in Development/ Gender and Development
This toolkit, developed by Peace Corps staff, provides resources to Volunteers engaged in Women in Development/ Gender and Development (WID/GAD) activities or to Volunteers interested in including more gender-sensitive perspective in their activities.

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HIV/AIDS

Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV)
The resources in this toolkit cover a broad range of topics pertinent to the treatment, care and support of ALHIV including: training, treatment literacy & adherence, counseling & disclosure, peer education, human rights & advocacy and more.

Condom Use
Condoms are the only family planning method that provides protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. The Condom Use Toolkit summarizes the evidence on both male and female condoms and includes resources to help plan, manage, evaluate, and support health services that encourage condom use.

Family Planning and HIV Services Integration
A source for evidence-based knowledge and promising practices to support the successful integration of family planning and HIV services.

Malawi HIV/AIDS
The toolkit provides background information for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating various HIV and AIDS programs in Malawi. Specifically, the toolkit provides valuable information on HIV Prevention, Treatment Care and Support, Impact Mitigation, HIV, Gender and Human Rights, Resource Mobilization, Monitoring, and Evaluation. The Ministry of Health ( Health Education Unit), USAID, Malawi Bridge Project, The National AIDS Commission, UNAIDS, Management Sciences for Health, and the National Health Council of Malawi collaborated to develop the toolkit. There are guidelines, frameworks, and manuals for policy makers, practitioners, health management teams, and health professionals.

Multiple and Concurrent Partnerships
Provides evidence-based knowledge on preventing HIV infections by reducing the occurrence of multiple and concurrent partnerships (MCP)—sexual relationships that overlap in time, often for months or years.

Peace Corps – HIV/AIDS
Developed by Peace Corps health specialists, the resources in this toolkit are intended for all Peace Corps Volunteers engaged in HIV/AIDS activities.

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
This toolkit provides evidence-based knowledge on preventing HIV infections by preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). It summarizes the latest evidence and provides links to guidelines and tools to help you plan, manage, evaluate, and support PMTCT programs.

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Diseases

Peace Corps – Malaria
Peace Corps Volunteers carry out grassroots community-based education and salient health education activities focused on malaria control in Africa and elsewhere in the world. This toolkit was created to provide guidance and tools for Peace Corps Volunteers and staff to update, develop or expand malaria education and programming.

Peace Corps - Non-Communicable Diseases
This toolkit was created by Peace Corps Staff in response to the rapid and increasing prevalence and impact of NCDs across the world.

Peace Corps - Neglected Tropical Diseases
According to the World Health Organization, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect approximately one billion people worldwide, or one-sixth of the world's population. NTDs are more prevalent within the poorest and most marginalized communities, whereby people are often afflicted with multiple NTDs simultaneously. Developed for Peace Corps Volunteers, this toolkit includes resources from the Carter Center, World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control to help Volunteers access information on the five categories of NTDs: bacterial infections, trypanosomal parasites, viral infections, worm (helminth) parasites, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.

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Integration of Services

Family Planning and HIV Services Integration
A source for evidence-based knowledge and promising practices to support the successful integration of family planning and HIV services.

Population, Health and Environment
Constructed by the PHE Toolkit Content Management team in consultation with PHE collaborating partners based in the U.S., Africa, and Asia, this toolkit provides information for projects that integrate community development activities with a focus on environment and health interventions. These integrated approaches may include components such as family planning and reproductive health, basic health services, education and outreach, sustainable livelihoods, coastal and natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation.

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Maternal and Child Health

Malawi Maternal and Neonatal Health
This toolkit provides resources, such as posters and pamphlets in the Chichewa language, to help spread awareness about the importance of antenatal care and neonatal health. It also provides resources that summarize antenatal care services and its benefits.

Peace Corps – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Improved maternal and newborn health behaviors and improved access to maternal and newborn health education are high-priority community needs in the majority of Peace Corps Volunteer communities. This toolkit includes important resources developed by Peace Corps Volunteers and staff as well as external partners to help with maternal and newborn project programming and education.

Postpartum Hemorrhage
The leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide, postpartum hemorrhage is responsible for approximately one-quarter of the half-million maternal deaths that occur each year. The Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Management Toolkit houses cutting-edge evidence, tools, and experiences from around the world to guide country programs in developing, implementing, monitoring, and scaling up policies and interventions for preventing postpartum hemorrhage.

Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia
As maternal mortality ratios decline globally, donors, governments, and providers are focusing more attention on two leading causes of poor maternal outcomes - pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) - to further reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. The Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia Toolkit offers resources that are useful to country programs for developing, implementing, monitoring and scaling up PE/E-related policies and interventions at various levels.

Pre-Service Education
There is a growing need for collective access to appropriate resources and guidance for pre-service education programs to prepare the health care workforce. This Pre-service Education Toolkit outlines key programmatic steps, highlights lessons learned, and identifies key resources to assist country programs, donors, and governments to develop quality and relevant pre-service education interventions. Although targeted for midwives, this toolkit may be used for other cadres as well.

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Nutrition

Peace Corps – Food Security
Improved food security behaviors and improved access to food security education are high-priority community needs in the majority of Peace Corps Volunteer communities, with significant health implications, particularly for women and children. Developed by Peace Corps agriculture and health specialists, this toolkit is intended for all Volunteers engaged in food security education activities, a large proportion of whom may have other primary assignment activities, and whose food security activities are part of their community service (“secondary”) activities.

Peace Corps – Nutrition
This toolkit was created primarily for Peace Corps Volunteers to help them with updating, developing, or expanding nutrition education and programming.

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Disaster Relief

Haiti Relief
A one-stop source for technical and practical information that will help health workers respond to the earthquake relief efforts underway in Haiti, the materials included in this toolkit focus on meeting both immediate and long-term needs of the Haitian people.The toolkit covers the vital sectors in emergencies, including health, water and sanitation, food security, shelter, and education.

Pakistan Relief
A one-stop source for technical and practical information that will help health workers respond to the flood relief efforts underway in Pakistan. The toolkit covers the vital sectors in emergencies, including health, water and sanitation, food security, shelter, and education.

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Youth

Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV)
The resources in this toolkit cover a broad range of topics pertinent to the treatment, care and support of ALHIV including: training, treatment literacy & adherence, counseling & disclosure, peer education, human rights & advocacy and more.

Malawi Young People and Reproductive Health
This toolkit provides resources for developing youth-friendly health services (YFHS). It also includes information packaged to help spread awareness of reproductive health issues among young people, with emphasis on reducing HIV transmission among young people.

Youth Policy
This site contains more than 100 full-text policies addressing YRH from countries across the world. The Toolkit also contains policymaking resources, including definitions, guiding principles, fact sheets, case studies, interviews with experts, key publications and tools, and helpful links.

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