/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 shares evidence-based guidance and tools for the provision of reproductive health and related services in humanitarian settings.
/Who developed this Toolkit?
The Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings Toolkit was developed by K4Health. We welcome collaboration and feedback from interested organizations.
/What types of resources are included?
This toolkit is not a comprehensive library of all existing disaster management materials but a strategic package of resources to guide decision makers, donors, program managers, service providers, emergency workers, and others through the processes of planning and implementing reproductive health services in humanitarian settings. These resources include guidelines and tools for addressing:
- Reproductive health service delivery
- Family planning
- Maternal and child health
- HIV and sexually transmitted infections
- The unique needs of young people
- Gender considerations
- Gender-based violence
The Toolkit also contains links to key humanitarian organizations who can provide further expertise, evidence, and tools for reproductive health service delivery in crisis.
/Who are the intended audiences?
- Donors and policymakers will find evidence packaged in a variety of formats to help inform decision makers and donors about the need for reproductive health services in humanitarian settings.
- Program managers will find information and tools to help them advocate for resources to launch, maintain, improve or expand their reproductive health programs.
- Health service providers, including emergency workers, clinicians, and community health workers, can access tools to help them build their capacity for providing reproductive health, family planning, HIV, and other services in humanitarian settings, while addressing the unique needs of particular populations such as youth, women, girls, men, and boys.
- Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, media and messages for addressing reproductive health needs of people living in humanitarian settings.
/How do I get started using this Toolkit?
There are several ways to browse the content of this Toolkit:
- Use the blue navigation menu on the right side of the page to browse sections of the Toolkit by topic.
- Use the Search This Toolkit search bar on the right side of the page below the navigation menu to search for resources by keyword, language, publisher or publication date.
- Use the Toolkit site map.
Within each Toolkit page, lists of resources are ordered according to publication date, and within the same publication year, resources are ordered alphabetically. 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 publication. 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).
/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 email us or fill out our feedback form with your suggestions. K4Health will review and consider your suggestions.
/How can I make a comment or give feedback?
If you have comments about the Toolkit, please share them through 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.