Knowledge Saves Lives
Imagine a world where every public health professional—regardless of geography or resources—can get the knowledge he or she needs to improve health and save lives.
Imagine what family planning care might look like if health service providers and program managers had ready access to evidence-based, expert-curated health information specific to their profession and the people they serve.
This is the world that the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project works to achieve.
We envision a knowledge sharing revolution, in which health program managers and service providers at all levels around the world collaborate with and learn from each other, and adapt and use actionable family planning and global health knowledge to build stronger health systems and enable people to live healthier lives.
Our mission is to improve family planning and reproductive health services in low- and middle-income countries. We are working to change the way family planning knowledge is accessed, shared, and used.
We do so by:
- Gathering, curating, producing, and sharing accurate, up-to-date knowledge and platforms to support family planning efforts worldwide.
- Using knowledge management approaches to strengthen health systems and improve family planning and reproductive health programs.
- Serving as a neutral broker and strategic connector of people, institutions, ideas, and technical knowledge in the field of family planning.
- Drawing from a wealth of expertise and resources from four decades of predecessor projects.
- Develop and manage an unparalleled collection of freely accessible family planning and related health knowledge resources;
- Strengthen the knowledge management capacity of health-focused institutions and organizations, by partnering with governments, health ministries, development agencies, global advocacy campaigns, and the private sector;
- Conduct research on knowledge management-driven global health interventions; and
- Work with local organizations to develop and implement knowledge management solutions.
The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project is the flagship knowledge management project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health. K4Health is implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), FHI 360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in collaboration with a host of partners around the world.