Management for health services delivery

Sub-national and district management:
Needs assessment and situation analysis


Program needs assessment

  • Safe motherhood needs assessment
    WHO website
    Has links to each part of the manual, including guidelines, model survey forms, a manual for trainers, a manual for surveyors, dummy tables for data entry and analysis, and guidelines for conducting a review of maternal deaths.
  • Guidelines for RBM Needs Assessment
    Malaria Consortium, 2008
    Three sections:
    • Introduction
    • Methodology - assessment process, assessment team, how to analyze the data collected, and a summary of the assessment report.
    • Assessment Components – general information, core interventions, cross cutting issues, program management and health systems. Each assessment component has four parts: rationale, data sources, people to interview, qualitative and quantitative questions and issues to be addressed an relevant information and data to allow identification of gaps, bottlenecks and challenges and to propose solutions.
    (65 pages, pdg 355kb)
  • Guidelines for Vector Control Needs Assessment
    2003, WHO Regional Office for Africa
    These guidelines assist public health authorities to identify policy, managerial and human resource needs. Vector control personnel will be concerned with part I of the questionnaire during data collection. Part II deals with policies on environment and agricultrue and has to be filled by the relevant sectors.
    (32 pages, pdf 170kb)
  • Guidelines for planning serosurveillance of HIV, prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and the behavioural components of second generation surveillance of HIV
    WHO website with link to 2005 guidelines (54 pages, 842kb)
    Effective public health action for preventing and controlling HIV requires comprehensive and accurate understanding of how the virus is being spread. Data generated through the systematic, ongoing collection of behavioural and biological data by national HIV surveillance systems are required to understand the dynamics of the epidemic and to enable appropriate responses. However, the task of identifying which data are needed, among which subpopulations and in which geographical locations in a given country is not always obvious.
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