The PANCAP-K4Health partnership focuses on knowledge exchange events to build stronger networks and strengthen relationships between national AIDS programme (NAP) managers and civil society organization (CSO) representatives, so that countries--and by extension the region--can deliver a coordinated and sustained response to 90-90-90 and Treat All. The events facilitate the sharing of best practices and communication and coordination among HIV implementers in the region and integrate a number of knowledge management approaches. This document highlights the results of follow-up interviews with participants.
In K4Health’s partnership with the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), we hosted a South-to-South Learning Exchange of a highly effective civil society organization (CSO) providing service delivery and support of antiretroviral treatment in Jamaica. This case study explains the different knowledge management approaches that were used for an effective learning exchange to Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL).
Launched in 2015, Family Planning Voices has featured more than 500 people from more than 60 countries, and continues to encourage practitioners to inspire and motivate others by sharing powerful stories and insights about their work. K4Health has also given FP Voices storytelling workshops in six countries to young sexual and reproductive health professionals; knowledge management experts; and population, health, and environment stakeholders.
A Share Fair is a participatory event where professionals engage in collaborative conversations about experiences and expertise relating to best work practices. To systematically assess how such events influence knowledge sharing and organizational learning capacities, K4Health studied the effectiveness of a Knowledge Management Share Fair held in Arusha, Tanzania in April 2016, which gathered over 100 experts working in health and development at the country and regional levels.
In August 2016, K4Health tested the WhatsApp Messenger platform as a mode to deliver family planning continued professional development training content to Kenyan health workers and promote knowledge exchange and discussion. A seven-week training program on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) was designed and delivered to 160 participants. The findings from this training activity reveal that WhatsApp is well-received as a platform for continuing professional development. Implementation of the activity also led to a number of lessons learned around training setup, facilitation, and active participation.
In response to a growing demand for customized training content, K4Health began to explore new ways to deliver the technical global health content available online for free from the Global Health eLearning Center (GHeL). The goal was to reach a wider audience of health care program managers and health care providers working in low- and middle-income countries. This white paper describes K4Health’s IVR activity implementation, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It also serves as a guiding example for other program implementers and organizations interested in using IVR to train health professionals.
Sub-Saharan African countries have recorded success reducing the burden of major infectious diseases like HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria. However, this success is eminently threatened by the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) developed by the causative agents of these major infectious diseases. The increasingly high rates of AMR are threatening to reverse the success to the pre-antimicrobial era, where a trivial infection could cause death. This means that if that happened, there will be higher mortality rates than recovery rates from infectious diseases.
En 2014, le Ministère de la Santé et de l'Action Sociale du Sénégal a commencé l'élaboration d'une stratégie nationale de cybersanté. Ce rapport documente le processus de développement du plan stratégique de la cybersanté au Sénégal; compare le processus aux étapes du kit d'outils OMS / UIT sur la stratégie de cybersanté; et partage les réussites et les défis rencontrés au cours du processus, afin d'informer le travail des personnes impliquées dans des efforts similaires.
Presentation given by Tom Ellum, Outreach Channel Director, Marie Stopes International (MSI), during the webinar "Programming Along the Life Course: Men and Boys as Family Planning Users" (March 1, 2017).
Presentation given by Tim Shand, Deputy Director, PASSAGES PROJECT, Georgetown University, Institute of Reproductive Health (IRH), during the webinar "Programming Along the Life Course: Men and Boys as Family Planning Users" (March 1, 2017).