Management for health services delivery

Management of health programmes: Child health and adolescent health

For frontline managers

  • A Rapid Assessment of Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Services
    Judith Senderowitz, Gwyn Hainsworth and Cathy Solter, 2003, Pathfinder International
    Provider attitudes, privacy and confidentiality, access to service, supportive policies and administrative procedures; establish a baseline, prepare a plan for training and service quality improvement, and measure changes in youth-friendliness by conducting periodic reassessments.
    (12 pages, pdf 204kb)
  • Integrating Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission into Existing Maternal, Child, and Reproductive Health Programs
    Ellen Israel and Mary Kroeger, 2003, Pathfinder International
    Strengthening existing sustainable strategies, including pregnancy prevention through contraceptive services, quality antenatal care, avoidance of harmful interventions during labor and delivery, strengthened postpartum care, and promotion of safer infant feeding for all mothers and their infants.
    (22 pages, pdf 322kb)
  • Child Health in the Community – “Community IMCI
    2004, WHO. Briefing package on the implementation of community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategies. The Briefing Package is comprised of three documents: 1) The Reference Document, which contains guidelines for: gathering and analysing information about ongoing community activities at the national, intermediary, district and community levels; developing national strategic plans and operational plans at the national, intermediary, district and community levels; and implementing C-IMCI at the community level (with best practices from selected countries as examples); 2) The Training Guide, which contains guidelines for training facilitators in planning for implementation of C-IMCI; and 3) Case studies to supplement and enrich the training of facilitators. (Webpage with links to the 3 documents)
  • Toolkit to Improve Private Provider Contributions to Child Health: Introduction and Development of National and District Strategies
    2005, USAID
    Working with informal providers; working at scale to ensure impact; changing service demand patterns; functional partnerships between public and private sector actors; national strategy for consensus and coordination; engaging stakeholders in strategy development; monitoring and evaluation; defining roles and responsibilities; selecting target groups; selecting interventions; developing a budget.
    (51 pages, 419kb)
  • Standards for Peer Education Programmes
    2005, UNFPA, UNAIDS, USAID, and Family Health International.
    A tool for managers to monitor and improve program activities; framework of 52 standards under five categories: planning, recruitment and retention, training and supervision, management and oversight, and M & E.; tips and examples from around the world.
    (87 pages, 1.4MB)
  • Health Facility Survey: Tool to Evaluate the Quality of Care Delivered to Sick Children Attending Outpatient Facilities (Using the IMCI Clinical Guidelines as Best Practices)
    2003, WHO Child and Adolescent Health
    Planning, preparation, forms, conducting, supervising, scenarios, data analysis, using information