Family Planning Workforce

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K4Health Toolkits

K4Health has a number of Toolkits dedicated to improving access to family planning by strengthening the capacity of the health workforce to deliver contraceptive supplies and services.

CHW Reference Guide Summary

The CHW Reference Guide Summary

The CHW Reference Guide Summary (CHW Central, 2017; PDF, 2.60MB) presents a synopsis of the original 468-page Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policymakers. Originally published in May 2014 by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), it was created in response to the rapid increase in and expansion of CHW programs in low- and middle-income countries over the past decade. This 49-page summary contains 16 chapter summaries by experts in the field, encapsulating the key findings from the original CHW Reference Guide.

iHRIS Health Workforce Information Software

iHRIS (pronounced “iris”) is a suite of free open-source software specifically designed to supply low-resource countries with information to track, manage, deploy, and budget for their health workers. iHRIS helps capture data on health worker numbers, skills, qualifications, training, employment history, location, and more. With this information, health workforce managers and other decision-makers can address health workforce shortages and solve other challenges. New functionality now makes it easier to present and analyze health workforce data for decision- and policy-making. More than 20 countries currently use iHRIS to manage almost one million health worker records. IntraHealth International’s USAID-funded global project, CapacityPlus, supports the core development of iHRIS while several other IntraHealth projects customize the software for specific country needs.

Research Planning Framework for Task-Sharing Family Planning Services

Research Planning Framework for Task-Sharing Family Planning Services

The Family Planning Task Sharing Technical Working Group has developed this tool for country-level policy makers, implementers, and researchers to assist in determining whether task-sharing family planning research might be appropriate for their respective contexts. The purpose of the tool is to help stakeholders evaluate the need to generate task sharing evidence, hence facilitating more effective, efficient and appropriate use of resources. This tool was designed primarily for country-level use, though may be helpful in generating evidence to influence regional or global level task-sharing guidance. The Framework is available in PDF form (English [631KB] and French [800KB]).


Topic last updated: June 18, 2018