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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

Nigeria has been implementing the long-lasting insecticidal net intervention approach as a core strategy over the past decade. This brief presents an overview of the achievements and challenges in the use of this strategy and some recommendations based on lessons learnt through the support for National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP). This... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

High gender-based violence (GBV) rates in Zambia calls for innovative and culturally appropriate approaches that resonate with, and appeal to, affected communities. The MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia programme (MORE MAMaZ) integrated a focus on GBV into a community-based maternal health intervention. The programme trained Safe... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

This brief summarises MAPS’ support for institutional strengthening in nine Nigerian states, through adapting and implementing the national policy and strategy for integrated supportive supervision (ISS). This technical brief explores how the concept of ISS relates directly to areas identified under the national health policies and strategies. It also discusses... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

This policy brief highlights how the programme’s approach to community monitoring systems (CMS) was cost-effective, self-sustaining and empowered communities. The CMS data gathered by volunteers closely correlated with data generated by the programme’s endline survey, showing that community-based data collection systems can be highly accurate and provide additional data to... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

The Comic Relief-funded More Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia programme (MORE MAMaZ) is empowering women and girls via seven ‘gender-smart’ strategies: Participatory community engagement approach to mobilise communities Addressing social norms that disempowered women and girls Placing a strong focus on male involvement Adopting a whole community approach Training... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

Health systems that work for women & girls illustrates how Health Partners International’s (HPI) and WISE Development’s work supports gender equality, across the six WHO health system building blocks as well as a seventh – Community Systems, encompassing both contextualisation, demand creation and increased accountability. Over the last 20 years, HPI... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

The Comic Relief-funded MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MORE MAMaZ) programme was established in 2014 to support the government’s efforts to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH) access and outcomes. The programme empowered rural communities to tackle all barriers of access, including physical access barriers. The... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

As part of the health reforms in Zamfara State, integrated supportive supervision (ISS) for primary health facilities formed a key element of the state’s strategic health plan improving the performance of service providers both at facility and management levels. The state also established a basket fund to secure funding on... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

Efficient and cost effective use of medical equipment and facilities contribute greatly to meeting Sustainable Development Goals. To strengthen health systems we need accurate, comprehensive and timely and reliable data. Information about equipment and facilities contributes to public health decision making, health sector reviews, planning, managing, monitoring and reporting. Planning... Read more