For the United States Agency for
International Development by Eliot T. Putnam, Jr., Cheikh Toure and
Souleymane Barry, Initiatives Inc., 2011.
Initiativesí Lessons Learned / Final
Evaluation Report on the USAID-funded Community Health Program (CHP)
addressed the necessity of learning from the experience to date and
informing program expansion. In particular the evaluation team focused
on the quality and range of health services offered to communities,
referral and follow-up systems, community awareness, socio-cultural
barriers to accessing services, and sustainability.
Developed for the Ethiopian Ministry of
Health under the Essential Services for Health in Ethiopia Project II.
Initiatives Inc., 2004.
Most health systems in Africa are
experiencing a management crisis. Individuals available to fill
management positions are often clinical personnel with no management
training and no clear management guidelines to define their
responsibilities and help direct their work. Initiatives Inc. developed
the Management Performance Standards to set clear standards for health
systems management and contribute to efforts to improve the performance
of management and service delivery in the Ethiopian health system. The
standards are designed to be used by managers at the regional,
district (woreda) and health facility levels and should be adopted in
combination with systems for integrated supportive supervision.
Developed for the Zambia Integrated Health Programme (ZIHP) by Initiatives Inc., 2004.
The Performance Improvement Review is a
self-directed process for improving the effectiveness, sustainability
and quality of NGO programs. Guidance and tools for conducting PIRs
have been packaged as a CD-ROM to make the materials more accessible to
users. The tools address six different program areas: family planning;
growth monitoring and promotion; HIV/AIDS (home-based care, VCT, and
peer education); malaria; safe motherhood; and water and sanitation, and
are designed for use by Program Managers, Donors, District Health
Management Teams, and Trainers.
Produced for the Central Board of Health in Zambia, with support from
the USAID-funded Zambia Integrated Health Programme, Component 3 (ZIHP-Systems).
Initiatives Inc. and ZIHP, July 2002.
The Integrated Technical Guidelines (ITGs) outline key
interventions for each of the technical areas of the Basic Health Care
Package (BHCP), as well as the minimum standards
of performance expected at community, health post, and health centre levels.
These guidelines are intended to enhance frontline healthworkers' knowledge
about the most important health problems in Zambia, and cost-effective
interventions to tackle these problems. Use of these guidelines should
improve the ability of frontline health workers to promote health and prevent
illness, including proper case management and referrals, and thereby contribute
to the attainment of the ultimate goal of "Better Health for all Zambians."
Produced by Initiatives Inc. for ESHE/JSI Awasa Ethiopia, 2002.
This workshop report contains the background, guidance and tools from
the Supportive Supervision Workshop conducted for supervisory staff in
the SNNPR region of Ethiopia. The Facilitators' Guide provides guidance
and tools for local trainers to organize, manage and lead workshop activities
focused on improving supportive supervision. It includes a workshop schedule,
objectives, session guide and detailed notes, overhead transparency formats,
and interactive session outlines (such as role-plays).
Developed for the SEATS Project by Joyce V. Lyons, Jenny Huddart, and Donna Bjerregaard, Initiatives Inc., 1999.
This handbook assists established NGOs to help communities assess, organize,
and implement 'safer motherhood' strategies. It provides guidance to organizations
about accessing the resources of the formal health system, but primarily
focuses on interventions appropriate at the community level.
Developed for the SEATS Project by Joyce V. Lyons, Jenny Huddart and Donna Bjerregaard, Initiatives Inc., 1999.
A guide to organizing training of trainers (TOT) and Integration workshops.
Part One focuses on how to organize Integration and TOT workshops, Part
Two provides guidance on conducting the Integration workshop and Part Three
comprises the TOT Workshop structure and implementation guidelines.