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Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale

This is a practical reference for global health practitioners working to introduce or scale up medical devices, diagnostics, or other consumer products. Its four-stage model uses case studies to highlight lessons and factors for consideration. Includes a practitioner’s workbook and a toolkit.

Institutional Author(s): USAID
Publication date: June, 2015

Guide Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale

Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work

This brief outlines how, when appropriately designed and implemented, community health worker programs can increase use of contraception, particularly where unmet need is high, access is low, and geographic or social barriers to use of services exist. The brief describes the importance of community-based family planning programs as a means of reducing inequities in access to services and outlines key issues for planning and implementation.

Institutional Author(s): High Impact Practices in Family Planning (FP HIP)
Publication date: June, 2015

Brief Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work

The WHO Collaborative Registration Procedure for Medicines in Developing Countries

This thesis provides an in-depth review of key World Health Organization-led procedures for registering medicines in developing countries, including prequalification, the concept of essential medicines, and collaborative registration.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Individual Author(s): Stefanie Haas
Publication date: June, 2015

Report The WHO Collaborative Registration Procedure for Medicines in Developing Countries

Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice

This 4-page brief is focused on the use of drug shops to increase access to injectable contraceptives.

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360, JSI, Inc., USAID
Publication date: June, 2014

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WHO Prequalification of Medicines Programme: WHO launches the PQP Collaborative Registration Procedure

A concise summary of WHO’s Collaborative Registration Procedure describes the advantages of this program as well as experiences and lessons learned during the launch of this activity in 2012.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: December, 2013

Brief WHO Prequalification of Medicines Programme: WHO launches the PQP Collaborative Registration Procedure

Forecasting Guide for New and Underutilized Methods of Family Planning

This guide provides direction to programs that want to forecast for new and underused methods (NUMs) of family planning. It supports program managers and others involved in forecasting as they plan to introduce a contraceptive technology for the first time in a country and/or position an underused method for scale-up.

Institutional Author(s): Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, JSI, Inc., Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), Population Services International (PSI)
Publication date: June, 2012

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Key Indicators for Community-based Access to Injectable Contraception Pilot Studies

An indicator is a measure of program performance that is tracked over time. This document presents potential process and outcome indicators organized according to the phase of the community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) pilot along with the related evaluation questions, data sources and measurement tools. The list can be adapted to local contexts and program goals to assess a pilot’s progress toward intended outputs and achievement of goals.

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360
Publication date: July, 2011

Community-Based Health Workers Can Safely and Effectively Administer Injectable Contraceptives: Conclusions from a Technical Consultation

This brief presents the conclusions of a technical consultation of experts that reviewed extensive evidence and recommended that community-based provision of injectable contraceptives by trained community health workers is safe and effective. The document highlights program guidance and operational issues as well as priorities for new research.

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360
Publication date: June, 2010

Report Community-Based Health Workers Can Safely and Effectively Administer Injectable Contraceptives: Conclusions from a Technical Consultation

Nine Steps for Developing a Scaling-Up Strategy

The aim of this 35-page guide is to facilitate systematic planning for scaling up. It is intended for program managers, researchers, and technical support agencies who are seeking to scale-up health service innovations that have been tested in pilot projects or other field tests and proven successful.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: June, 2010

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Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) Module 4: Supportive Supervision

This training module is part of a World Health Organization series of modules on immunization training. Supportive supervision involves supervisors and health workers working together to solve problems and improve performance. The module outlines key steps and practical implementation strategies.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: June, 2008