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Welcome to the Bangladesh eToolkit for SBCC Program Managers and Planners It is not always easy for SBCC Program Managers and Planners to take the time to collect resources and update their knowledge on the latest technical information related to their work. This Toolkit will serve as a ready reference to facilitate their day-to-day SBCC activities, including providing necessary technical guidance to central and field-level staff. This Toolkit is for policy makers, program managers, service providers, advocates, and others. It provides links to guidelines, research, curricula,...
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Please note: This Toolkit is being revised by a working group from the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative. Changes are underway. If you have questions or are trying to locate something that used to be here, please contact us: toolkits@k4health.org. What is Knowledge Management (KM)? Knowledge management (KM) is an umbrella term encompassing the many unique but related facets of creating, organizing, sharing, and using information and experiences. While there is no universally accepted definition of KM, most available definitions have common elements. KM is often described as a...
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Welcome to the Leadership and Management Toolkit, your source for reliable and relevant information about leadership and management in health! All over the world, people working in health face numerous and complex challenges in order to produce results and provide care. Health sector reform, changing donor priorities, shifting client needs, and new technologies require that managers at all levels play a primary role in meeting the needs of their organization and clients. Through improved leadership and management, people working in public, private, and nongovernmental organizations...
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Welcome to the Measuring Success Toolkit: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important M&E-related resources. Basic introductions are provided throughout the toolkit, as well as a glossary of planning, monitoring and evaluation terms, for those less familiar with the concepts and demands of using data for program planning and M&E. Links to important resources that have been...
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Welcome to the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Toolkit! PHE recognizes the relationships between people's health and the environment, and seeks to improve family planning and reproductive health services as well as conservation and natural resource management through an integrated, community-based, multi-sectoral approach. This Toolkit is designed to host current and high-quality resources for the PHE community and others who are interested in learning more about the PHE approach and integrated development. The overall structure, or taxonomy, of the Toolkit was constructed...
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What is quantification? Quantification is a key logistic function that is made up of forecasting and supply planning. Forecasting is aimed at estimating future consumption and supply planning ensures that adequate quantities of commodities are procured and delivered to satisfy needs of health programs. Quantification relies on knowledgeable professionals, without whom, the commodity needs estimations for health programs would be incorrect, which in turn may lead to either overstock and wastage or understock and denial of critical life-saving products from clients whose health is dependent...
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What Is Research Utilization? Research utilization refers to the application of evidence to policies, programs and practice to improve outcomes.  Research utilization involves various strategies including stakeholder engagement and collaborative research, the use of champions, the use of knowledge brokers, and advocacy and communication, and is bi-directional. It links current research with opportunities to inform policy, programs, and practice.  At the same time, it facilitates the use of experience from programs, policies, and practice to inform new research agendas...
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Why mHealth? Over the past decade, mobile health, or mHealth, has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for expanding access to health information and services around the world. mHealth uses mobile and wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile software applications (apps), to achieve health objectives. Why are a growing number of health programs—and even district and national health systems—turning to these technologies to support their efforts? There are many good reasons to consider using mHealth tools to...