This course is designed to provide health workers with the skills needed to support mothers and their children to breastfeed optimally. It includes guides for the course director and trainers, a participant’s manual, a booklet with overhead figures, a slide book and annexes. ...Read More
A new online resource - Results 4 Informed Choice – has been developed to support HIV and family planning program implementers, government representatives, advocates and journalists interested in the potential increased risk of acquiring HIV for women using progestogen-only contraceptives.Results 4 Informed Choice is a resource for HIV and family planning program implementers, government representatives, advocates and journalists as they respond to the results from the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial ...Read More
Health Informatics Training —a short course for health information system (HIS) professionals—created in collaboration with three universities in Africa and one in India and pilot tested at Kenyatta University, strengthens capacity to roll out digital health solutions to improve HIS efficiency and effectiveness while ensuring patient safety and confidentiality. A webinar introducing the course was attended by over 100 participants. Course components have been downloaded over 6,400 times since October 2018 and will be integrated into the course of study on health informatics at the Public Health Foundation of India, a member of the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health). Link: https://t.e2ma.net/click/0zmxsd/0vnvg6/c1r350 ...Read More
Using digital technologies—such as mobile phones, computers, or tablets—to convey information and messages as part of an evidence-based multichannel social and behavior change (SBC) strategy may contribute to promoting, adopting, and maintaining healthy sexual and reproductive behavior. This new High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) brief summarizes the current state of evidence in this rapidly changing field, discusses challenges digital applications can address, and provides tips from implementation experience. ...Read More
Better Evaluation is an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about options (methods or processes) and approaches. ...Read More
The Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Research Network seeks to improve the understanding of underlying mechanisms of human behavior change by promoting basic research on the initiation, personalization, and maintenance of behavior change. SOBC aims to bring together basic and applied scientists to support mechanistic research across health-related behaviors, such as diet, exercise, and medication adherence, in order to develop more effective behavioral interventions. The network supports study mechanisms related to self-regulation, stress reactivity and stress resilience, and interpersonal and social processes. ...Read More
A new campaign aims to ensure over 31,600 pregnant women and mothers get quality maternal and child health services in close to 200 facilities in Baringo and Nakuru counties in the next 12 months.
Maternity open days provide a way for pregnant women and their partners to meet service providers and learn about services they provide. The events help remove the fear of giving birth in health facilities and reassure women of respectful care when they give birth in hospital.