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    The Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit (the Toolkit) is intended to ensure stakeholders are able to easily access and use advocacy tools aimed at improving policies and financing for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding.  The Toolkit is an initiative of the Global Breastfeeding Collective (the Collective). Led by UNICEF and WHO, the Collective is a partnership of over 20 international organizations with the goal of increasing investment and policy change to support breastfeeding worldwide, which requires advocacy at the global, national, and sub-national levels.  ...
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    The Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraceptives Toolkit is a platform for strengthening the capacity of agencies and organizations to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) programs and to advocate for changes to national policy and service delivery guidelines. Information on the Global Evidence to support the practice; Country Experiences with CBA2I; Advocacy for gaining buy-in and changing policy; Piloting, Implementing, and Scaling Up programs; and the...
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    The Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit is a platform for sharing reliable and relevant information about community-based family planning programs (CBFP) and for strengthening the capacity of agencies and organizations to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up CBFP programs. This Toolkit presents a collection of carefully selected resources for health policy makers, program managers, service providers, information officers, and others, and includes experience and tools from dozens of countries. Many items found in the CBFP Toolkit can be adapted or revised for use in...
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    Welcome to the Condom Use Toolkit. Male and female condoms are the only contraceptive methods that provide dual protection against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Through state-of-the-art scientific evidence, programmatic guidance, and implementation tools, the Condom Use Toolkit assists health policy makers, program managers, service providers, and others in planning, managing, evaluating, and supporting the provision of condoms. Many items in the Condom Use Toolkit can be adapted for use in specific country contexts and unique program...
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    Welcome to the Emergency Contraception Toolkit. This Toolkit contains fundamental information, evidence-based guidance, and programmatic tools for providing emergency contraception. The Toolkit also provides a range of case studies and reports sharing experiences and lessons learned from implementation of emergency contraception programs in countries around the world. Use the purple navigation menu on the right side of the page or the site map to browse the resources in this Toolkit. What is emergency contraception, and why does it matter? A broken condom. Missed pills. A sexual...
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    A set of resources to help public health professionals to: design pilot projects and other implementation research to facilitate future scale up develop a scaling up strategy for successfully tested interventions strategically manage the scaling-up process access publications and other scaling-up resources ExpandNet is a global network of public health professionals seeking to advance the practice and science of scaling up successful health innovations tested in pilot, experimental and demonstration projects. It grows out of the implementation of the WHO-sponsored...
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    Providing family planning information and services to postpartum women during their infants’ immunization visits provides an opportunity to reach women with unmet need for family planning. While evidence of the effect of integration on immunization services is limited, it is possible that effective integration may result in strengthened health systems, more focus and attention brought to immunization services and outcomes, and more efficient use of staff time and resources. To be successful, integrated immunization and family planning service provision requires actions that support family...
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    Effective advocacy proposes specific, actionable solutions and is strategic, targeted, well designed and firmly supported by reliable, relevant, recent data. The Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit provides advocates at all levels, including international, national, and community leaders, with the information and tools they need to make the case for improved access to voluntary family planning. The Toolkit contains a carefully selected collection of state-of-the-art resources for effective family planning advocacy. Use the site map or the navigation menu on the right side of the page to browse...
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    Welcome to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit The integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services is an approach in which both services are provided together to deliver more comprehensive care to clients and improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. By utilizing multiple entry points, effective and efficient integration reduces the delivery of siloed services and allows clients of HIV services to more easily access FP and safe pregnancy services and achieve their fertility intentions. It includes the delivery of both services at the same time and...
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    In family planning programs, logistics refers to the selection, financing, delivery, and distribution of contraceptives and related supplies. Successful logistics management means delivering the right product, in the right quantity, in the right condition, to the right place, at the right time, for the right cost. Logistics: Complex, Yet Critical To Contraceptive Access Contraceptive supply chains consist of the organizations that are linked in the delivery of supplies from manufacturers to clients and in the flow of information about clients' contraceptive commodity needs. Because...
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    Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) is an approach to family planning that helps women and families delay, space, or limit their pregnancies to achieve the healthiest outcomes for women, newborns, infants, and children. HTSP works within the context of free and informed contraceptive choice and takes into account fertility intentions and desired family size. This Toolkit supports evidence-based recommendations from the World Health Organization and USAID that: Women should delay their first pregnancy until at least age 18. After a live birth, women should wait at least 24...
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    Hormonal implants are small, thin, flexible plastic rods, each about the size of a matchstick, that release a progestin hormone into the body. Many clients are satisfied with them because they are safe, highly effective, long-acting, and quickly reversible. Implants require little attention after insertion, making them very convenient to use. Three kinds of implants are highlighted in the Toolkit: Implanon Jadelle Sino-implant (II)/Levoplant This Toolkit for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers contains reliable and...
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    Community-Based Access to Injectables | Subcutaneous DMPA (depo-subQ) Around the world, use of injectable contraceptives is rising dramatically-- more than 40 million women worldwide currently rely on injectables. The increasing demand for injectable contraception challenges programs to expand access to and improve the quality of services. Expanding access to injectable contraceptives with high-quality services helps fulfill women’s right to contraceptive choice and contributes to sustainable family planning programs. This Toolkit includes information about both progestin-only...
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    The intrauterine device (IUD), a small, flexible plastic frame that a specifically trained provider inserts into a woman’s uterus, provides very effective, safe, and long-term—yet quickly reversible—protection from pregnancy. IUDs can be one of the most cost-effective contraceptive methods because modern IUDs can be used for many years—for at least 12 years for the copper-bearing TCu-380A IUD, and up to 5 years or possibly longer for the hormonal IUD (commercially marketed as Mirena®). This Toolkit is for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers who are...
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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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    Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) programs and services are often perceived as distinct, yet integration of these interventions can be mutually beneficial for mothers and their children. For example, exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months after birth not only protects the infant from becoming malnourished but also meets the mother’s contraceptive needs if she practices the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM). The intersection of nutrition and family planning is not limited to outcomes. Synergies exist in terms of interventions as well,...
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    In many countries and regions of the world, young people (ages 10-24) experience early marriage followed directly by pressure to bear children, making young married women (YMW) a cohort with particularly high fertility rates, high unmet need for contraception, and high rates of closely spaced pregnancies. Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives—challenges that are different to those faced by unmarried adolescents, older married women or older parents. To contribute to meeting the needs of YMW and...
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    Microbicides are substances that are being tested to help prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. Vaginal microbicides are intended as an HIV prevention option for women that, unlike male condoms, would not require negotiation with a partners. Rectal microbicides could be used by both men and women to reduce the risk of HIV infection during anal sex. Most of the microbicides under study employ ARV drugs that are commonly used in pill form to treat an HIV infection. ARV pill formulations can also be used for HIV prevention in an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Several...
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    When used consistently and correctly, oral contraceptives (OCs) are among the most effective methods for preventing unwanted pregnancies. OCs are safe for most women of reproductive age and are used by more than 100 million women worldwide. Many women like OCs because they are controlled by the woman, they can be stopped any time without a provider’s help, and they do not interfere with sex. In addition, community health workers can provide OCs, making them accessible to women who do not have access to a health facility. The Oral Contraceptives Toolkit is designed to meet the changing...
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    Female sterilization is the most commonly used contraceptive method, used by an estimated 220 million married women worldwide (about 20%). In contrast, male sterilization is the least used modern contraceptive method. An estimated 33 million married women (less than 3%) rely on their partner's vasectomy for contraception.  Female sterilization and vasectomy are appropriate methods for women and men who want a highly effective and permanent method of contraception that does not require re-supply or action at the time of sex. With proper counseling and informed consent, any woman can have...
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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 to...
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    Family planning offered in the first year postpartum provides an opportunity to meet the needs of women who want to prevent unintended pregnancies or who want to delay having more children. Yet, globally, nearly 65% of women in their first postpartum year have an unmet need for family planning services. This toolkit provides a comprehensive collection of best practices and evidence-based tools and documents on postpartum family planning (PPFP) developed through the ACCESS-FP Program and continued under the MCHIP project. The toolkit will assist policymakers, program managers, trainers,...
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    An estimated 68.5 million people worldwide were considered forcibly displaced as a result of conflict and persecution by the end of 2018--the highest number on record. Women and girls comprise half of this population. In natural disasters, conflict-affected settings, and other humanitarian crises, the provision of safe food and drinking water, shelter, and emergency and basic medical care are top priorities, but reproductive health services are often overlooked. People in emergency settings often face sexual and gender-based violence and increased exposure to reproductive health threats....
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    This package of materials is designed to provide the tools necessary to begin the implementation of respectful maternity care (RMC) in your area of work or influence. Using the tools in this toolkit, one can help to change and develop attitudes in oneself and among colleagues and other stakeholders in the care of women and their newborns. The components of this toolkit can be used by clinicians who are providing maternity care, trainers or educators of clinicians who will be providing maternity care, supervisors of clinicians who provide maternity care, program managers who develop and...
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    Toolkit Purpose. This toolkit is for program managers, educators, health workers, advocates, researchers and policy makers committed to making a difference in the lives of very young adolescents (girls and boys between the ages of 10-14). The toolkit offers resources which address the unique developmental, cognitive, and social opportunities and challenges facing this age group. It provides links to examples of successful programs, research results, curricula, advocacy materials and other resources useful for working with VYAs. What is the challenge? There are about 1.2 billion...
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    Welcome to the Youth Policy Toolkit, an online resource for improving youth reproductive health (YRH) and HIV/AIDS policy worldwide. This site contains full-text policies addressing YRH from countries across the world. The Toolkit also contains policy making resources, including case studies, expert interviews, key publications and tools, and helpful links. Use the navigation menu on the right to view tools and resources related to key policy areas.  Are You…? You can use the Youth Policy Toolkit to… An advocate for YRH...