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What are K4Health Toolkits?

What is the purpose of this toolkit?

Who developed this toolkit?

Who are the publishers of the resources?

What types of resources are included?

Who are the intended audiences?

How do I get started using this toolkit?

How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?

How can I make a comment or give feedback?

Publishers of resources included in this toolkit

 

What are K4Health Toolkits?

K4Health Toolkits are electronic collections of carefully selected information resources on a particular topic for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers. They are based on a continuous publishing principle that allows them to evolve after publication to capture additional resources and to identify and fill remaining information gaps.

What is the purpose of this toolkit?

This toolkit contains resources to help advocates, policy makers, program managers, community educators, trainers, advocates, communication specialists, and other audiences prepare for the introduction of microbicides once an effective product becomes available.

Who developed this toolkit?

FHI 360 developed this toolkit under the Knowledge for Health Project. The following individuals from other organizations also contributed their experience and expertise to review the toolkit and ensure its relevance and usefulness:

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)

Manju Chatani-Gada, AVAC

Mitzy Gafos, Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit

Lisa Levy, FHI 360/Microbicide Trials Network

Larry Miller, FHI 360

Jim Pickett, International Rectal Microbicide Advocates

Lisa Rossi, Microbicide Trials Network

Holly Seltzer, International Partnership for Microbicides

Kristine Torjesen, FHI 360 and the Microbicide Trials Network

Rhonda White, FHI 360 and the Microbicide Trials Network

Cynthia Woodsong, International Partnership for Microbicides

Who are the publishers of the resources?

Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by organizations working throughout the world to develop microbicides and other HIV-prevention methods, including multipurpose technologies to prevent pregnancy and HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.

What types of resources are included?

This toolkit is not a comprehensive library of all existing materials on microbicides. It provides essential background on microbicide research and development, key resources to support continued research, and practical information to guide future introduction of microbicides. These resources include: 

  • Up-to-date global and country-specific background and reference materials to inform advocacy and assist with the design of microbicide research and the eventual introduction of microbicides.
  • Tools and guidelines for conducting ethical, effective and relevant research on microbicides and other biomedical methods of HIV prevention and for the introduction of new HIV-prevention methods.
  • Publications that detail key processes and lessons learned from microbicide research and development.

Who are the intended audiences?

Advocates and policymakers will find research and information to help them support microbicide research and plan for the introduction of effective products.

  • Program managers will find background on microbicide research and other resources to help them prepare to introduce mcirobicides.
  • Trainers and community educators will find tools and other resources for engaging community members in research that could be adapted to involve communities in microbicide introduction.
  • Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, methods, and messages to promote understanding of and support for microbicide research and facilitate introduction and scale-up of microbicide services.

How do I get started using this toolkit?

To browse the content of this toolkit, use the navigation tabs above to view resources related to key topics. Each tab includes strategic resources, further organized by sub-topic. Click on the title of the resource for more information about it, or click on the full-text link to get direct access to the full resource. Some of the tools are readily available in an adaptable format (for example, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations). We encourage you to alter and personalize these tools for your own use. (Please remember to credit the source). If you do use these tools or adapt them, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us.

How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?

We invite you to contribute to evolving and enhancing this toolkit. If you have developed or use quality resources that you think should be included in this toolkit, please share your suggestions through the feedback form. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.

How can I make a comment or give feedback?

If you have comments about the toolkit, please use the feedback form. Your feedback will help to ensure the toolkit remains up-to-date and is continually improved. For example, you can share ideas about how you have used the toolkit in your work so that others can learn from and adapt your experiences.

Publishers of resources included in this toolkit

Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by the following organizations that work throughout the world to develop, assess, advocate support for and prepare for introduction of microbicides and other HIV-prevention methods.

AIDSTAR-One

Alliance for Microbicide Development

AmFAR

AVAC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)

Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI)

CONRAD

EngenderHealth

FHI 360

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM)

HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC)

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Research Tracking Working Group

International AIDS Vaccine Alliance

International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)

International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Kaiser Family Foundation

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Microbicide Trials Network

Microbicides Development Programme

Microbicides Media and Communications Initiative

O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

PATH

The Population Council

Rockefeller Foundation Microbicide Initiative

The Wellcome Trust

Setshaba Research Centre

South African Medical Research Council

Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Consensus Committee

Starpharma

United Nations Development Programme

University of Cape Town

University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

World Health Organization