Global Health Tech Briefs

Global Health Technical Briefs summarized the most important information on a timely reproductive health topic in two pages, and pinpointed the implications for public health programs. Each brief included background/definition of the topic, important recent findings or lessons learned in program application, implications for programs, and where to get more information. 

Some 53 Global Health Technical Briefs were published between July 2004 – August 2009. Many of them are available in French and Spanish in addition to English. They are divided into the following four categories:


  • Family Planning
  • Health Care Programming
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Malaria

(Please note: These publications are mainly for reference purposes and stand as a historical record. Researchers and others who want more up-to-date information about contraceptive methods and other reproductive health topics should visit Knowledge for Health eToolkits at and Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers at