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What are K4Health Toolkits?

Purpose and Audiences of this Toolkit

Types of Resources in this Toolkit

How to Use this Toolkit

Who Developed this Toolkit?

How can I suggest a Resource to include 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. 

Purpose and Audiences of this Toolkit

This Toolkit contains resources selected by K4Health staff to improve access to and quality of injectable contraceptive services. Audiences include:
  • Policy makers will find research and information to help set national guidelines about injectables and plan for future changes in service delivery.
  • Program managers will find information and job aids to help them develop a strategy to respond to the increasing demand for injectables.
  • Service providers will find information and job aids to help them counsel about injectables, give safe injections, and safely dispose of used equipment.
  • Logistics managers will find tools and resources to help maintain a steady flow of supplies and to respond quickly if shortages occur.
  • Communication professionals can use the toolkit resources to explore strategies, media, and messages about injectables for potential users, current users, their partners, and communities.
  • Trainers can review the latest training techniques and curricula for injectables.
  • Researchers can create customized searches of scientific articles, photos, and other materials relating to injectable contraceptives.
Types of Resources in this Toolkit

This Toolkit provides a one-stop source for reliable, relevant, and usable information pertaining to injectable contraceptives. The resources were selected with health policy makers, program managers, and service providers in mind. For example, the Toolkit contains: 

  • Up-to-date background and reference materials to design evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs.
  • Job aids and other tools to increase effectiveness and quality of program activities and services.
  • Powerpoint presentations and other quality information resources that can be downloaded and adapted to better serve local circumstances and languages.
  • Various publication formats including books, manuals, briefs, case studies, fact sheets, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, project reports, reviews, teaching and training materials, photos, tools, and job aids. 

How to Use this Toolkit

To browse the content of this Toolkit, use the navigation to view resources related to key program topics. You can also use the search box if you know what you are looking for or have a specific item in mind.


Resources in this Toolkit can be downloaded and adapted for teaching and training, research, advocacy, policymaking, and program management purposes. Some of the tools are readily available in adaptable format (for example, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations or Word documents). 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.

Who Developed this Toolkit?

K4Health staff selected the resources based on a wide search for relevant published and grey literature from around the world.