K4Health Toolkits

  • Toolkit
    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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Latest Toolkit Updates

  • PipeLine 5.0

    PipeLine Version 5.0 makes entering forecast data even easier and faster than previous versions. New fields and reports allow you to describe and display details of shipments and consumption of health commodities for virtually any type of product.  PipeLine has been used with products in reproductive health, essential medicines, anti-retroviral testing and treatment, malaria testing and treatment, lab supplies, and tuberculosis treatment programs.To be successful, public health programs must always have enough medicines and supplies to meet the needs of their clients.

  • Supply Chain Manager

    Supply Chain Manager is a software tool written in Microsoft Access 97®. Supply Chain Manager provides logistics management information to managers of distribution systems. Potential clients for Supply Chain Manager include managers and other logistics professionals who oversee the distribution of commodities and who have the technical capacity to implement an automated system. By using Supply Chain Manager to gather and process a program's logistics data, managers are better able to ensure an effective, efficient, and continuous supply of commodities to clients.

  • The Logistics Handbook: A Practical Guide for Supply Chain Managers in Family Planning and Health Programs

    The Logistics Handbook, updated in 2011, offers practical guidance in managing the supply chain, with an emphasis on health commodities. It is intended to help program managers who design, manage, and assess logistics systems for health programs. In addition, policymakers, system stakeholders, and anyone working in logistics will also find it helpful as a system overview and overall approach. Note: Spanish and French translations reflect the 2004 version of the handbook.

  • The Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management: Assessment Guide and Tool

    This guide presents a structured, rating-based methodology designed to provide a rapid, comprehensive assessment of the capacity of the human resource support system for a country's supply chain. The findings are transformed into specific recommendations and strategies for action based on an understanding of country priorities and programming gaps.

  • Haryana, India: Findings and Recommendations--Landscape Analysis for RMNCH+A

    This brief describes how the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, with guidance from India's National Health Mission, conducted a comprehensive assessment of the supply chain management system(s) at the national level (for the family planning program only) and in Jharkhand and Haryana states. Findings from this assessment identify and document areas of strengths and weaknesses and that will form the basis for future interventions designed to strengthen supply chain systems.