Global

  • Resource

    Peter Muchiri Ngatia, Associate Professor and Interim Vice Chancellor at Amref International University, presents different approaches to obtaining accreditation of global eLearning content during a K4Health webinar on August 7, 2018.

  • Resource

    Lisa Mwaikambo, Director of Knowledge Management Integration, presents different approaches to obtaining accreditation of global eLearning content during a K4Health webinar on August 7, 2018.

  • Blog post
    How to Obtain Accreditation for eLearning Courses for Health Workers

    How to Obtain Accreditation for eLearning Courses for Health Workers

    Keeping up-to-date on new advances and information in medical care is critical for frontline health workers, yet access to quality professional development is often challenging for individuals with limited resources. Accredited eLearning courses can address this challenge.

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    Meeting the Knowledge Needs of My Team

    Meeting the Knowledge Needs of My Team: How Do I Get Started?

    You and your team have established a shared goal. Maybe you have agreed to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate in Bangladesh, eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa, or prevent malaria across sub-Saharan Africa through vector control strategies. To accomplish the goal, your team needs access to a wide variety of knowledge to outline the scope of the problem, understand what others are doing, determine what intervention to use, and plan for implementation.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Resource

    Family planning not only has the potential to improve health; it has the power to transform economies. Investing in expanding access to voluntary family planning contributes to better economic outcomes for households, communities, and nations.

    Out of all of the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, universal access to contraception would yield the second-highest return on investment, making it a development "best buy."

    K4Health's short (3:41) video, "One Investment, Many Returns: The Economic Benefits of Family Planning," shows how.

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    Two Heads Communicating Graphic

    We sometimes say that two heads are better than one. This usually happens after we have decided to collaborate or have determined that another perspective is needed. But when we share information, sometimes we do not acknowledge that what’s in our heads is different from what is in our listeners’ heads. This cognitive bias is often called the “curse of knowledge.”

    The bias was illuminated through an experiment that centered on two groups of people: One group tapped out song rhythms, and a second group tried to guess the songs. After learning the song to tap, the tappers expected the listeners to be able to guess the songs more often than they actually did. The experiment shows that we wrongly assume that others know something that we know.

  • Costed Implementation Plan Resource Kit

    Background

    When country governments are strategic and efficient in investing their limited resources to meet the growing demand for family planning, they are more likely to achieve their family planning goals--goals that will help save millions of lives and improve the health and well-being of women, families, and communities around the world. A costed implementation plan (CIP) is a multi-year actionable roadmap designed to help governments plan and meet these important goals.

  • Family Planning Voices

    Mother embraces child, Kampala

    A mother embraces her child at the Marie Stopes Kavule Clinic in Kampala, Uganda. Photo credit: David Alexander, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs/FP Voices 2016.

     

    Background

    Family planning saves lives and helps ensure educational and economic opportunity for women, girls, families, and communities. The family planning and reproductive health community is often focused on data and metrics—using the numbers to elevate family planning as a high-impact development intervention with strong returns on investment. Data is essential for successful programming, but stories can help bring the data to life, share knowledge and experience, create community, and compel action.

    Family Planning Voices

    K4Health and Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) created Family Planning Voices to document and share personal stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. This growing collection features portraits of storytellers alongside their own words, connecting voices and faces across the globe, from small rural villages to megacities.

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