K4Health Toolkits

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    The Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit is a platform for sharing reliable and relevant information about community-based family planning programs (CBFP) and for strengthening the capacity of agencies and organizations to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up CBFP programs. This Toolkit presents a collection of carefully selected resources for health policy makers, program managers, service providers, information officers, and others, and includes experience and tools from dozens of countries. Many items found in the CBFP Toolkit can be adapted or revised for use in...
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    Welcome to the Condom Use Toolkit. Male and female condoms are the only contraceptive methods that provide dual protection against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Through state-of-the-art scientific evidence, programmatic guidance, and implementation tools, the Condom Use Toolkit assists health policy makers, program managers, service providers, and others in planning, managing, evaluating, and supporting the provision of condoms. Many items in the Condom Use Toolkit can be adapted for use in specific country contexts and unique program...
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    Welcome to the Emergency Contraception Toolkit. This Toolkit contains fundamental information, evidence-based guidance, and programmatic tools for providing emergency contraception. The Toolkit also provides a range of case studies and reports sharing experiences and lessons learned from implementation of emergency contraception programs in countries around the world. Use the purple navigation menu on the right side of the page or the site map to browse the resources in this Toolkit. What is emergency contraception, and why does it matter? A broken condom. Missed pills. A sexual assault....
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    Providing family planning information and services to postpartum women during their infants’ immunization visits provides an opportunity to reach women with unmet need for family planning. While evidence of the effect of integration on immunization services is limited, it is possible that effective integration may result in strengthened health systems, more focus and attention brought to immunization services and outcomes, and more efficient use of staff time and resources. To be successful, integrated immunization and family planning service provision requires actions that support family...
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    Effective advocacy proposes specific, actionable solutions and is strategic, targeted, well designed and firmly supported by reliable, relevant, recent data. The Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit provides advocates at all levels, including international, national, and community leaders, with the information and tools they need to make the case for improved access to voluntary family planning. The Toolkit contains a carefully selected collection of state-of-the-art resources for effective family planning advocacy. Use the site map or the navigation menu on the right side of the page to...
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    Welcome to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit Integration of family planning and HIV services offers opportunities to reach more women and couples with life-saving services such as contraception and HIV prevention, testing, counseling, and treatment. The integration of these services improves sexual and reproductive health outcomes by providing both services under one programmatic umbrella. It also enables providers to efficiently and comprehensively address an individual’s sexual and reproductive health needs. By contrast, delivering these services in parallel...
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    In family planning programs, logistics refers to the selection, financing, delivery, and distribution of contraceptives and related supplies. Successful logistics management means delivering the right product, in the right quantity, in the right condition, to the right place, at the right time, for the right cost. Logistics: Complex, Yet Critical To Contraceptive Access Contraceptive supply chains consist of the organizations that are linked in the delivery of supplies from manufacturers to clients and in the flow of information about clients' contraceptive commodity needs. Because...
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    Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) is an approach to family planning that helps women and families delay, space, or limit their pregnancies to achieve the healthiest outcomes for women, newborns, infants, and children. HTSP works within the context of free and informed contraceptive choice and takes into account fertility intentions and desired family size. This Toolkit supports evidence-based recommendations from the World Health Organization and USAID that: Women should delay their first pregnancy until at least age 18. After a live birth, women should wait at...
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    Hormonal implants are small, thin, flexible plastic rods, each about the size of a matchstick, that release a progestin hormone into the body. Many clients are satisfied with them because they are safe, highly effective, long-acting, and quickly reversible. Implants require little attention after insertion, making them very convenient to use. Three kinds of implants are highlighted in the Toolkit: Implanon Jadelle Sino-implant (II)/Levoplant This Toolkit for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers contains reliable and...
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    Community-Based Access to Injectables | Subcutaneous DMPA (depo-subQ) Around the world, use of injectable contraceptives is rising dramatically-- more than 40 million women worldwide currently rely on injectables. The increasing demand for injectable contraception challenges programs to expand access to and improve the quality of services. Expanding access to injectable contraceptives with high-quality services helps fulfill women’s right to contraceptive choice and contributes to sustainable family planning programs. This Toolkit includes information about both progestin-only...

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  • Contraceptive Implants: Clinical Training

    After participating in this clinical training, participants will be able to describe contraceptive implants as an effective contraceptive method, counsel and screen clients, respond to rumors and misconceptions about implants, provide insertion and removal services, recognize common side effects and complications of contraceptive implants, and provide follow-up care for implant users. The curriculum is designed to be used to train physicians, midwives, nurses, obstetric and physician assistants, other health care providers, and others, such as community health workers.

  • Influencing youth on SRHR through BCC

    Literature review on using BCC to influence SRHR of urban youth

  • Guidance on Supply Chain Planning for Implementation of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Infection

    This document outlines general principles for program and supply managers on which to base supply planning for the implementation of WHO and national guidelines on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. It suggests a basic approach that can ensure effective and sustainable supply of PMTCT commodities. 

  • Preventing Stockouts, Saving Lives (Video)

    IntraHealth International, in collaboration with the Senegal Ministry of Health, is expanding access to—and use of—family planning by reducing contraceptive stockouts. The informed push model (IPM) reinvests proceeds from clients’ contraceptive purchases back into the public contraceptive supply system to ensure the constant flow and availability of products. IPM makes a wide range of family planning commodities available, allowing women to more freely choose the methods they want at affordable prices.
  • Hookworm Control as a Strategy to Prevent Iron Deficiency

    The hookworms Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale infect approximately 1 billion people worldwide. The prevalence of hookworm infection increases with age in children, typically reaching a plateau in late adolesccence, whereas the intensity of infection may continue to increase throughout adulthood. Hookworms cause intestinal blood loss in amounts proportional to the number of adult worms in the gut.