• Knowledge Management for Global Health

    Jennifer Tumusiime

    EGPAF Uganda | Knowledge Management Advisor
    Tumusiime share fair blog photo

    The East Africa Regional Share Fair attracted participants from many sectors.

    In his book Post-Capitalist Society, prominent management thinker and writer Peter F. Drucker notes, “Knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant—and perhaps even the only—source of competitive advantage.”

    How to make this a reality for East Africa informed most of the discussions at the Regional Share Fair conducted in Uganda in June 2018. The objective of the Share Fair was to collaboratively learn how to apply knowledge management (KM) tools, techniques, and approaches in the health sector.

  • Elizabeth Futrell

    (Formerly) CCP | Content Development Lead
    The Art of Photography is the second in K4Health/IYAFP's storytelling webinar series.

    The Art of Photography is the second in K4Health/IYAFP's storytelling webinar series. Photo: UYAHF

    The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) team has conducted storytelling workshops around the world over the past few years, from South Africa to the Philippines. We’ve been particularly energized by the opportunities we’ve had to help strengthen the capacity of grassroots youth-led organizations to use storytelling to reach their audiences and communicate about their work and the issues that matter to them. To share some of our essential tips and tools with a broader audience, particularly with young sexual and reproductive health professionals working in all corners of the world, K4Health is currently partnering with the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) to jointly offer a digital storytelling webinar series.

  • Sophie Weiner

    CCP | Communications Specialist
    PHE Voices: Stories and Lessons Learned from Four Diverse Settings

    Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) experts from The Philippines, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and the Lake Victoria Basin share stories from the field. Photo credit: Meagan Harrison, courtesy of Photoshare.

    The Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach addresses the relationship between human health and environmental health in order to improve primary health care services, conserving biodiversity and natural resources, and develop sustainable livelihoods. When development issues are addressed together, communities thrive.

  • Simone Parrish

    CCP | Global Repository Director
    HIFA discussion forum

    HIFA discussion forum: An IntraHealth International image shows a young woman speaking to a group of her peers.

    Beginning on Monday, July 30, 2018, Healthcare Information for All (HIFA) will hold a four-week facilitated discussion about the family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) information and service needs and rights of children and youth.

    This is the third discussion on family planning delivered under the HIFA Project on Family Planning and Contraception. Building upon themes from a March 2018 forum, this lively exchange will focus on the specific needs of children (aged 0-17 years) and youth (aged 15-24 years). The discussion will also highlight many useful resources, including the 2018 update to Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers.

  • Knowledge Management for Global Health

    Sophie Weiner

    CCP | Communications Specialist
    Knowledge Management in Practice: Nurturing a Learning Culture

    Nurturing a Learning Culture is the first installment of our three-part webinar series on Knowledge Management in Practice.

    All organizations have some knowledge management (KM) processes and systems, but do you want to make your institution’s processes and systems more effective, purposeful, and systematic? Hear from KM experts about how they have shaped an enabling environment for learning and knowledge management by making the case for KM, strengthening local ownership and capacity, and getting started with clear objectives and tasks.

  • Knowledge Management for Global Health

    Irene Mirembe

    Intrahealth International | Knowledge Management Manager, USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (USAID RHITES-E)
    The Share Fair exemplified the EAC's readiness to use knowledge management to ensure better integration and improved health outcomes for all of its citizens.

    The Share Fair exemplified the EAC's readiness to use knowledge management to ensure better integration and improved health outcomes for all of its citizens. Photo: Nemuson Studios

    If you have been engaged in global health work, you should know by now that knowledge management (KM) approaches have taken a central place in program implementation to improve health outcomes. While the practices are not new (in fact, they date back to old times, such as the Industrial Age, when knowledge was focused on machinery and human physical energy), the field has been growing. Knowledge once meant only accessing data and info, then developed into understanding gained from experience, analysis, and sharing. Now, knowledge management is more human centered and focused on around generating, capturing, sharing, and applying learning in order to achieve both customer satisfaction and innovation.

  • Knowledge Management for Global Health

    Wycliffe Omanya

    Plan International | Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor
    Panel discussion on the state of knowledge management integration in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and HIV.

    Panel discussion on the state of knowledge management integration in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and HIV. Photo: Nemuson Studios.

    Two years ago (2016), I participated in the first East African Community (EAC) Share Fair in Arusha, Tanzania, organized by Knowledge for Health (K4Health). While it was the first, the enthusiasm that accompanied the participation from the member states and implementing partners indicated a path to adoption of knowledge management practices. Fast forward two years, and we were in Uganda to not only take stock, but also determine how individual countries would integrate knowledge management toward better reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent health and HIV (RMNCAH & HIV) programming.

  • Linking Family Planning and Global Development

    Corinne Mahoney

    IntraHealth International | Senior Manager, Communications and Knowledge Management
    A family planning clinic in Burkina Faso.

    A family planning clinic in Burkina Faso. Photo: Trevor Snapp.

    This post originally appeared on IntraHealth's blog, VITAL.

    By 2100, the world’s population will rise to 11 billion. But that doesn’t mean family planning investments aren’t working.

    “So, you just find articles on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, you don’t read them, huh?”

  • Knowledge Management for Global Health

    Stephen Mhando

    USAID Boresha Afya Program | Project Management and Communications Coordinator
    Dr. Mashafi of USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone (Tanzania) poses a question to the panelists during the Share Fair.

    Dr. Mashafi of USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone (Tanzania) poses a question to the panelists during the Share Fair. Photo: Nemuson Studios

    The alarm rings at exactly 6:30am on 20 June 2018. It seems like I have only just blinked. A brand new day ushers in the beginning of the EAC Regional Share Fair. I yawn, then I stretch. Then I snooze for a couple more minutes before I get ready. The previous day’s trip to Uganda was quite exhausting. It is unfortunate we still do not have a direct flight to Entebbe from Dar es Salaam. (Private jet from USAID next time?)

  • Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning

    Adebisi Adenipekun

    Lighthouse Global Health Initiative | Founder
    LGHI team

    LGHI's Rural Contraceptive Access Campaign did strategic family planning advocacy work among men and boys in Nigeria's Moro community. Photo: LGHI

    As part of the implementation of the World Contraception Day Ambassadors project and 120 Under 40 award grants, my organization, Lighthouse Global Health Initiative (LGHI), is pleased to undertake the second phase of our Rural Contraceptive Access Campaign (RCAC). In Phase I of the project, we learned about the important role of male involvement in family planning and reproductive health in rural areas in Nigeria. In Phase II, we want to do more to promote male involvement and support for family planning uptake through targeted advocacy and data-capturing activities related to knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and practices of rural boys and men.