March 2003 – Forthcoming and New Materials

Advocates for Youth
The Change Project
Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)
Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DRH/CDC)
Family Health International
FHI/Institute for HIV/AIDS
Frontiers in Reproductive Health
Institute for Reproductive Health
Management Sciences for Health
Partners for Health Reformplus
POLICY Project
Population Reference Bureau
Population Reports
White Ribbon Alliance

Advocates for Yourh (AFY) – Forthcoming Materials (working titles)
Contact person: Nicole Cheetham,

  • Youth-Adult Partnerships Training Curriculum with FHI, english, due out summer
  • Cyber-Cafe Initiative Manual for Adolescent Reprodcutive and Sexual Health, english and spanish, due out in the fall
  • Youth-Frienldy Services: A Practical Guide based on Experiencies from the Andean Region, spanish, due out in the summer
  • Youth-friendly services curriculum for francophone Africa, french, due out summer only electronically

CEDPA/ENABLEClick here for PDF version
Contact: Allison Clifford, E-mail:

Currently Available New CEDPA Publication:

Expanding Contraceptive Choice: Integrating Injectables into NGO Family Planning Services
This special booklet, published by CEDPA/India under the ENABLE project, was created to enable non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to expand their list of contraceptive methods and introduce injectables as an additional contraceptive option. Since 1986, the injectable contraceptive DMPA has been legal in India and has been commercially available to women. The safety and effectiveness of DMPA has been repeatedly documented over the past forty years in Western and developing countries. This publication serves as a guide for other NGOs interested in incorporating DMPA into their program activities. (only available as a PDF at

Forthcoming CEDPA Publications – as part of the ENABLE Project dissemination

  • Training Manual Series: “Integrating Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS for NGOs, Faith-based Organizations and Community-based Organizations”
    • Volume I: Family Planning Plus: HIV/AIDS Basics for NGOs and FP Program Managers
      This manual provides both NGO staff and communities at large with a deeper understanding of the dynamics and impact of HIV/AIDS. It also sensitizes participants to the issues and challenges faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. Topics include modes of transmission and prevention, cultural and social factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS, health issues of the immune system and disease progression, and strategies for coping and living with HIV/AIDS. (May 2003)
    • Volume II: Faith Community Responses to HIV/AIDS
      This manual provides an overview to religious leaders and church groups about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as issues and challenges faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. The curriculum offers relevant education on public health and reproductive health, helps identify cultural and social factors that contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS, and offers faith-based institutions and organizations options for action. (May 2003)
    • Volume III: Home Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Power of a Community
      This manual seeks to empower family and community members with knowledge about living healthy with HIV/AIDS, providing care and support, and dealing with death and dying. Community members are urged to work together to find solutions to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. (August 2003)
  • Other Training Manuals:
    • Social Mobilization for HIV/AIDS: A Training Manual
      Based on CEDPA’s experience in Nepal, this manual promotes social mobilization as a means for communities to increase local participation and women’s empowerment in addressing HIV/AIDS. The five-day curriculum imparts skills in advocacy, behavior change communication and social marketing at national and grassroots levels. Although it was developed specifically for Nepal, the lessons are applicable to a variety of contexts. (May 2003)
    • Sustaining the Benefits: A Field Guide for Sustaining Reproductive and Child Health Services
      This guide is a reference for NGO and program managers who wish to build enduring community-based programs. It explains the term “sustainability” and accompanies readers through a process of transforming that understanding into organizational action. Although it can stand alone, users of the guide may find it useful to explore the sustainability concepts in a workshop setting. (June 2003)
    • Reproductive Health Awareness: A Wellness, Self-Care Approach
      This is a resource manual to design RH classes and training programs for a broad range of audiences. The purpose of the manual is to help develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for good RH for people of all ages. The focus is on body awareness, self-care, gender, sexuality and interpersonal communications. The RHA approach follows an experiential learning model, with active participation and problem solveing incorporated into the learning activities. (May 2003)
  • Two-Page Highlights (all March 2003):
    • Enabling Change for Women’s Reproductive Health: Overview of the ENABLE Project (Global)
    • Engaging Community Health Advocates, Traditional Leaders and Youth (Ghana)
    • Building Private Partnerships for Reproductive Health (India)
    • Bringing Reproductive Health to Remote Communities (Nepal)
    • Moving Reproductive Health Services Into the Community (Nigeria)
    • Bringing Women into the Political Process (Nigeria)
    • Mobilizing Rural Women as Reproductive Health Advocates (Senegal)
    • Peer Educators Increase Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Among Youth (Ghana)
    • Linking with Dairy Cooperatives for Large-Scale Community-Based Service Delivery (India)
    • ENABLE’s Faith-Based Initiative (Nigeria)
    • Mobilizing Communities for Safe Motherhood (Ghana)
    • ENABLING Adolescent Reproductive Health Services (India)
  • Other Reports (all August 2003):
    • ENABLE Final Report (Global)
    • Non-Traditional Providers for Reproductive Health Services (Global)
    • Social Mobilization, Advocacy & Behavior Change (Global)
    • Youth (Global)
    • Gender Issues in Reproductive Health Programs (Global)
    • Community Support for Safe Motherhood: Best Practices (Global)
    • Case Study: The Impact of Queen Mothers on HIV/AIDS Education (Ghana)
    • Working with Teachers to Improve Adolescent Reproductive Health (Ghana)
    • Providing RH Services through Peer Educators (Ghana)
    • Designing FGC Eradication Programs (Ghana)
    • Gender, Power and Multi-Partner Sex: Implications for Dual Method Use in Ghana (Ghana)
    • Impact Study: Choose a Future! Project (India)
    • CBD Best Practices (India)
    • Case Study: CASP (India)
    • Adolescent Girls Literacty Initiative for RH (Nepal)
    • A GIFT for RH Project, Nepal: Endline Evaluation (Nepal)
    • Communication Action Groups: Promoting Broader Discussion of RH (Nepal)
    • The Female Condom: A Feasibility and Accepability Study (Nepal)
    • Women Acting Together for Choices in Health (Nepal)
    • Evaluation Study of the Effectiveness of Communication Action Groups to Communicate on RH Issues (Nepal)
    • Exploring the Role of the Community-Based Volunteer in FP Access and Choice (Nepal)
    • Community Volunteers as Providers of RH Services (Nepal)
    • Enabling Women for RH: The REWARD Project of the Nepal Red Cross Society (Nepal)
    • Giving Women a Voice: The 100 Women Groups (Nigeria)
    • RH and D&G Linkages in Plateau State (Nigeria)
    • The Vulnerable Children Project in Benue State (Nigeria)
    • The Impact of Market-Based Distributors in the Onitsha Markets, Anambra State (Nigeria)
    • Adolescent Sexuality and RH in Benue State (Nigeria)
    • Youth and HIV/AIDS: Prevention Actions and Strategies (Senegal)
    • Jenues de secteur informel et VIH/SIDA, quelles pratiques et strategies de prevention? (Senegal)

DELIVER Project: Click here for PDF version
Contact: Eldri Ferguson,

On Tracks — A collection of one-page success stories, lessons learned, and best practices in logistics.

  • On Track: AD Syringes
    Increasingly, the international public health community is advocating the use of auto-disable syringes to improve injection safety in developing countries. What are the logistics challenges brought about by the shift to AD syringes?
  • On Track: Global Fund
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently used a tool adapted from DELIVER’s Logistics System Assessment Tool to help determine Haiti’s readiness to receive Global Fund money. The Procurement and Supply Management Assessment Tool (PSMAT) measured the ability of Haiti’s procurement system and supply chain to handle an expanded in-flow of health products. The PSMAT was developed jointly by the Global Fund; John Snow, Inc.; Management Sciences for Health; the World Health Organization; and the Stop TB Partnership.
  • On Track: Procurement Manuals
    DELIVER recently produced a first-of-its-kind set of health commodity procurement manuals for the Government of Bangladesh to use on World Bank-financed procurements. The three manuals outline a set of fundamental procurement procedures that could be adapted to any country seeking to purchase health commodities on a long-term basis.
  • On Track: RHInterchange
    One of the important elements to achieving contraceptive security in developing countries is improving the accuracy of information used to make procurement decisions. The RHInterchange is a web-based tool being developed to enable the analysis of dissimilar program data from the world’s biggest purchasers of contraceptives. Its upcoming release is a key milestone for the Supply Initiative, a newly formed consortium working to improve worldwide contraceptive security through better collaboration among donors of reproductive health supplies.
  • On Track Update: Bolivia
    In August 1999, we reported that the Family Planning Logistics Management project, the predecessor to JSI/DELIVER, helped Bolivian officials incorporate substantial logistics training into Bolivia’s nursing school curricula and create the first logistics job aids in the country—and in Latin America. In this reprint of the original text we provide an update on some of the activities and objectives presented in the original text.
  • On Track Update: Nepal
    In May 2000, we reported that the Family Planning Logistics Management project (FPLM), the predecessor to JSI/DELIVER, was helping to improve commodity security in Nepal. In this reprint, we provide an update on some of the activities and objectives presented in the original text.
  • On Track: Uganda
    A December 2002 transport study by JSI/DELIVER in Uganda suggests that reducing the supply chain in certain markets may significantly affect the price of handling donated medical commodities.
  • On Track: Bar Coding
    The use of warehouse bar coding systems is a well-established solution for increasing efficiency and lowering costs. But, it is not necessarily an appropriate tool for all markets. A recent evaluation in Uganda showed that the purchase price of coding systems is only one in a series of factors that logistics managers need to consider before implementation. Additional factors that affect the sustainability of bar coding systems include the recurrent costs associated with warehouse management software and hardware, and the availability of local technical support.
  • On Track: Ghana Process Mapping
    Many private industry experts consider process mapping, an exercise to improve the efficiency systems by examining the steps required to complete particular tasks, to be the most important new business improvement tools to come along in more than a decade. In February 2002, JSI/DELIVER conducted a process mapping workshop with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana to analyze its contraceptive logistics system.


  • Chandani, Yasmin. 2003. HIV Test Kit Selection: Operational Considerations for Voluntary Counseling and Testing and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Programs. DELIVER/JSI, for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Forthcoming.
    Discusses the multiple criteria to consider when selecting HIV test kits for use in voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs. Also provides a checklist of criteria that may enhance the quality of services and reduce program costs, as well as an example of how the product selection process might work.
  • DELIVER. 2003. Guide for Quantifying HIV Test Requirements. DELIVER/JSI, for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Forthcoming. This guide presents a process for quantifying HIV test requirements in developing country settings using a variety of forecasting methodologies. It was developed to help program managers and logistics advisors select recognized methodologies and apply them based on specific country circumstances.

Demographic and Health Surveys (ORC Macro)Click here for PDF version
Contact: Sidney Moore, e-mail:

Recent publications

Preliminary reports for DHS surveys in Zambia 2001-2002, Eritrea 2002, Jordan 2002, and the Dominican Republic 2002.

Final reports

  • DHS surveys in Mali 2001 and Nicaragua 2001
  • Bangladesh Service Provision Assessment Survey 1999-2000
  • Obtaining Informed Consent for HIV Testing: The DHS Experience
  • Coping with Pregnancy: Experiences of Adolescents in Ga Mashi, Accra

Comparative reports – Fertility Levels, Trends, and Differentials 1995-1999 (Comparative Report No.3) Reports soon to be published

Final reports

  • DHS survey in Zambia 2001-2002
  • Malawi DHS EdData Survey 2002: Education Data for Decision-making
  • Rwanda Service Provision Assessment Survey 2001
  • Uganda Health Facilities Survey 2002

Comparative reports

  • Childhood Mortality in the Developing World (Comparative Report No.4)
  • Trends in Marriage and Early Childbearing in Developing Countries (Comparative Report No.5)

Reports to be published later in 2003

Final reports

  • DHS surveys in Eritrea 2002, Jordan 2002, Indonesia 2002, Vietnam 2002, and the Dominican Republic 2002
  • Bangladesh Maternal and Mortality Survey 2001
  • Uzbekistan Health Examination Survey 2002
  • Ghana Service Provision Assessment Survey 2002
  • Egypt Service Provision Assessment Survey 2002
  • Zambia DHS EdData Survey 2002
  • Complementary Feeding of Infants in Kumasi, Ghana
  • Signs of Illness and Treatment Actions for Childhood Illnesses among Maninka in Central Guinea

Comparative reports

  • Skilled Attendance at Delivery
  • Child Morbidity and Treatment Patterns
  • Child Nutrition
  • Infecundity, Infertility, and Childlessness
  • Domestic Violence

Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DRH/CDC)
Contact: Suzanne Birzin, e-mail:

  • South-to-South Collaboration: Lessons Learned, 2002 (two documents: 6-page pamphlet and full 27-page report)
  • Azerbaijan Reproductive Health Survey, 2001 (Final report, in English)
  • Honduras Reproductive Health Survey, 2001 (Final report, in Spanish)
  • Mozambique Young Adult Reproductive Health and Behavioral Risk Survey, 2001 (Final report,Portuguese with English summary)

EngenderHealth – Forthcoming Materials
Contact: Mike Klitsch,

  • NSV Illustrated Guide, 3rd Edition
  • Compass, Issue 03-01 (Philippines PAC)
  • Compass, Issue 03-02 (Men As Partners in Guinea)
  • Men’s Reproductive Health Curriculum: Counseling and Communication (Trainer’s Manual and Participant Handbook)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Counseling Curriculum (Trainer’s Manual and Participant Handbook)
  • Infection Prevention Supplement: Manual on Emergency Management of Obstetric Complications
  • COPE® Handbook: A Process for Improving Quality in Health Services, Revised Edition
  • COPE® for Reproductive Health Services: A Toolbook to Accompany the COPE® Handbook

The Change Project
Contact: Gayle Gibbons,

  • Toolkit on HIV Stigma (July 2003)

Family Health International (FHI)New and forthcoming materialsClick here for PDF version
Contact person: Beth Robinson,

  • Research in Ethics Training Curriculum (original curriculum in binder and CD-ROM version, French; English and Spanish already published)
  • Contraceptive Technology and Reproductive Health Series (CTU topical training modules — conversion to CD-ROM, English, Spanish, French)
  • Barrier Methods
  • Client-Provider Interaction
  • Contraception After Pregnancy
  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills
  • Female and Male Sterilization
  • Injectable Contraceptives
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
  • Introduction to Contraceptive Methods: An Overview
  • Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Reproductive Health of Young Adults
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • FHI History Book: A 220-page book on the history of FHI’s work (1971-present)
  • My Changing Body: Fertility Awareness for Young People (curriculum for trainers of youth services providers, English only)
  • Network 22(3) Hormonal Contraceptive Methods (quarterly periodical on RH topics, French; English and Spanish already published)
  • Network 22(4) Barrier Methods (quarterly periodical on RH topics, English, French, Spanish)
  • Network 23(1) Research Utilization

YouthNet Publications – Oct. 2001 (beginning of program) – June 30, 2003
YouthLens Series – (four-page research briefs, English/French/Spanish)

  • Number 1. New Resources Available on Youth Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention
  • Number 2. Sexuality and Family Life Education Helps Prepare Young People
  • Number 3. HIV: Voluntary Counseling and Testing
  • Number 4. Youth-Adult Partnerships Show Promise
  • Number 5. Condoms and Sexually Active Youth
  • Number 6. Participatory Learning and Action: Ethiopia Project and National Policy
  • Number 7. Multisectoral Program Link Intervention Efforts
  • Numbers 1-3: published in July 2002, in F/S in November 2002
  • Numbers 4-7: published in March 2003, F/S scheduled in April/May 2003
  • Numbers 8-11: scheduled for publication in June 2003 in English, topics to be finalized

Youth Issues Series – (32-page working papers, with literature review, case studies, and lessons learned)

  • Number 1. Intervention Strategies that Work for Youth: Summary of FOCUS on Young Adults End of Program Report (English, Jan. 2003; F/S, March 2003)
  • Number 2. Social Franchising: Community-based Models for Youth Programming
  • Number 3. Sex Education in Schools: Teacher Training in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Number 4. Out of School Youth Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Number 2-4 scheduled to be published by June 2003; working titles shown)

Manuals and Curricula

  • Reproductive Health of Young Adults (revised/updated version of curriculum produced by FHI in 1997, in an interactive CD ROM format, scheduled for June 2003)
  • Youth-Adult Partnership Training Curriculum (scheduled for June 2003)
  • VCT for Youth: Resource Guide for Providers (draft for field testing scheduled for June 2003)
  • Report on MTV Global Media Project (scheduled June 2003, to be expanded into Youth Issues Paper in FY 04)
  • Executive Summary (two-page brief for private sector executives; two issues published; a third scheduled)
  • Private Sector Involvement Needs Assessment Tool (scheduled June 2003)
  • Youth Involvement Assessment Tool (scheduled June 2003)

FHI/Institute for HIV/AIDS
Contact: Gretl Cox, e-mail:

Developing Materials on HIV/AIDS/STIs for Low Literate Audiences
Recently produced by FHI and PATH to provide program planners in low-literate, marginalized communities with guidelines for how to communicate the complex issues of HIV/AIDS effectively to a low -literate population.

Spanish edition of Effective Prevention Strategies for Low HIV-Prevalance Settings
36-pg report. A UNAIDS Best Practice Key Material.
While some countries in sub-Saharan Africa continue to experience widely disseminated HIV epidemics, epidemiological data suggest that most other countries in the world have epidemics that are more concentrated and limited in scope. Concern and challenges of these countries regarding responses to potential epidemic.

Documenting via Digital Video Family Health International’s (FHI) Expanded and Comprehensive Response (ECR) to HIV/AIDS programming in Nigeria
A 28-min English- language documentary. Documenting the ECR strategic process and interventions in Nigeria via the medium of digital video is an innovative means to spotlight how comprehensive HIV/AIDS programming is being operationalized at the community level.

Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS) – Asia Office
Contact: Sohini Roychowdhury, Regional Communication Officer – Email:

  • Improving Adolescents’ Reproductive Health in Bangladesh – Research Update No. 1, January 2001
  • Improving Adolescents’ Reproductive Health in Bangladesh – Research Update No. 2, January 2002
  • Emergency Contraception in Bangladesh – Research Update No. 1, March 2001
  • Emergency Contraception in Bangladesh – Research Update No. 2, March 2002
  • Anti-Trafficking Programmes in South Asia: Appropriate Activities, Indicators and Evaluation Methodologies – Summary
  • Anti-Trafficking.pdf Integrating Livelihood Activities within a Reproductive Health Program for Urban Slum Dwellers in India – Project Update No. 2, June 2002
  • Integrating Livelihood Activities within a Reproductive Health Program for Urban Slum Dwellers in India – Project Update No. 3, November 2002
  • Men in Maternity Study – Project Update No. 2, April 2002
  • Men in Maternity Study – Project Update No. 3, July 2002

Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) (click for PDF version of new materials)

Management Sciences for Health
Contact: Jude Griffin, E-mail: URL:

Recent Publications

  • Management Strategies for Improving Health Care: A Compendium of The Manager Series (Volumes V-IX) Janice Miller, Claire Bahamon, Laura Lorenz, Kim Atkinson, eds.
    Comprised of volumes five through nine of MSH’s award winning quarterly, The Manager, this compendium offers practical strategies and techniques to address current challenges in managing and providing health services. It is divided into five sections: Using Information Technologies, Expanding the Scope of Services; Increasing Access to Services, Using Data to Improve Services, and Managing Program Resources. In English, index, 649 pp.
  • Managing Drug Supply, 2nd Edition (Spanish)
    This Management Sciences for Health and World Health Organization collaboration is a comprehensive revision of the well-known textbook first published in 1981. Its 48 chapters provide a complete overview as well as step-by-step approaches on how to manage pharmaceutical systems effectively. This very practical book remains the standard reference on the management of medicine supply and reflects the international consensus on all subjects covered. Its numerous country studies, checklists, and assessment guides add to its usefulness.
  • New Issues of The Manager Series (English editions)
    • “Exercising Leadership to Make Decentralization Work,” Volume 11, No. 1
      This issue shows how health managers, though faced with multiple challenges of decentralization, can redefine their roles and responsibilities to better support both the people they serve and the staff at management levels closest to the population. It will help managers to adapt leadership practices to shape the decentralization process. A Case Scenario (“A District Health Management Team Responds to Challenges of Decentralization”) is available for training and professional development.
    • “Mobilizing Local Resources to Improve Services,” Volume 11, No. 2 This issue discusses the role of local resources in strengthening health services. It helps managers at the local level to identify types of local resources that may be available and provides tools for assessing and mobilizing the available resources. A Case Scenario (“Community Leaders Find Local Resources for Health Services”) is available for training and professional development.
  • The Manager series (new French and Spanish editions)
    “Exercising Leadership to Make Decentralization Work”
  • The Manager series (new Dari editions)
    “Conducting Local Rapid Assessments in Districts and Communities” “Developing Plans and Proposals for New Initiatives” “Human Resources: Managing and Developing Your Most Important Asset” “Improving Supervision: A Team Approach”


  • Managing Health Systems in Developing Areas: Experiences from Afghanistan, Ron O’Connor, editor This ground-breaking book, first published in 1980, documents successes and failures in establishing basic health centers and training village health workers and midwives to deliver services in Afghanistan. It shares lessons on the development of community-based health systems in rural Afghanistan from nine experts who worked with the Ministry of Health in Kabul throughout the 1970s. The topics covered include primary care and drug manage-ment, project planning and management, survey research, human resource development, management information systems, and financial systems in the context of implementing a national rural health system. An index, references, and glossary make this book valuable to teachers and students of public health and managers of health programs. In English, 314 pp


  • Guide to Planning Local Health Services. Management Sciences for Health. This detailed guide provides a step-by-step map of the governments’ assistance package to expand services, improve quality, and build sustainability through the government’s decentralization initiative. In English.
  • The Manager (upcoming English editions, working titles)
    “Creating a Work Climate that Motivates and Improves Performance”
    “Strengthening HIV/AIDS Services through Strong Management and Community Participation”
    “Addressing the Managerial Challenges of Malaria Control”
    “Assessing Your Organization’s Capacity to Manage Finances”
  • The Manager (upcoming Spanish editions)
    “Improving Drug Management to Control Tuberculosis”
    “Improving Work Climate to Strengthen Performance”
  • Selected previously published issues of The Manager in Portuguese for distribution in Brazil.

Partners for Health Reformplus – Complete List of Publications – Click here for PDF version
Contact: Beaura Mensah, E-mail:

  • THE NATIONAL HEALTH ACCOUNTS SYMPOSIUM, JULY 20-21, 2001, YORK, UK. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), July 2001. PHR # 4395.
  • UNDERSTANDING AND USING NHA IN EAST, CENTRAL, AND SOUTHERN AFRICA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), November 2001. PHR # 4670.
  • NHA RESOURCES. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), PHR # 4728.
  • Anie, Sylvia J.; Kyeremeh, George; Anarwat, Samuel George, MUTUAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS: A QUALITY INFORMATION SURVEY IN GHANA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), November 2001. (Working Paper No. 001). PHR # 5031.
  • As-Sayaideh, Ayoub S.K.; Shafei, Abdel Razzaq S.H.; Banks, Dwayne A. et al, IMPLEMENTING HOSPITAL AUTONOMY IN JORDAN: AN ECONOMIC COST ANALYSIS OF AL KARAK HOSPITAL. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), June 2002. (Technical Report No. 014). PHR # 5032.
  • Atim, Chris B.; Grey, Steven; Apoya, Patrick et al, A SURVEY OF HEALTH FINANCING SCHEMES IN GHANA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), September 2001. (Technical Report No. 013). PHR # 4753.
  • Banks, Dwayne A.; As-Sayaideh, Ayoub S.K.; Shafei, Abdel Razzac S.H. et al, IMPLEMENTING HOSPITAL AUTONOMY IN JORDAN: AN ECONOMIC COST ANALYSIS OF PRINCESS RAYA HOSPITAL. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), January 2002. (Technical Report No. 007). PHR # 4969.
  • Bennett, Sara; Brinkerhoff, Derick W.; Franco, Lynne Miller et al, PHRPLUS KNOWLEDGE BUILDING AGENDA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), March 2002. (Technical Report No. 006). PHR # 4873.
  • Bhawalkar, Manjiri; De, Susna; Maier, Margaret et al, UNDERSTANDING NATIONAL HEALTH ACCOUNTS: THE METHODOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), September 2002. (PHRplus Primer for Policymakers). PHR # 5087.
  • Bloom, David E.; Canning, David; Nandakumar, A.K. et al, DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: THE CASE OF JORDAN. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), April 2001. (Technical Report No. 011). PHR # 5036.
  • Brinkerhoff, Derick; Leighton, Charlotte, INSIGHTS FOR IMPLEMENTERS: DECENTRALIZATION AND HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), September 2002. (Insights for Implementers No. IN 01). PHR # 5068.
  • Brinkerhoff, Derick; Leighton, Charlotte, NUEVA PERSPECTIVA PARA LOS EJECUTORES: DESCENTRALIZACIÓN Y REFORMA DEL SISTEMA DE SALUD. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), septiembre de 2002. (Insights for Implementers No. IN 01). PHR # 5129.
  • Brinkerhoff, Derick, ACCOUNTABILITY AND HEALTH SYSTEMS: OVERVIEW, FRAMEWORK, AND STRATEGIES. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), January 2003. (Technical Report No. 018). PHR # 5255.
  • Chee, Grace; Smith, Kimberly; Kapinga, Adolph, ASSESSMENT OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH FUND IN HANANG DISTRICT, TANZANIA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), July 2002. (Technical Report No. 015). PHR # 5052.
  • Derriennic, Yann, AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DRAFT FINAL REPORT: SWAPS: TODAY, TOMORROW, TOGETHER. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), October 2002. PHR # 5217.
  • Hsi, C. Natasha; Edmond, Janet; Comfort, Alison, PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH FINANCING SCHEMES AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR ADDRESSING HIV/AIDS NEEDS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), June 2002. (Technical Report No. 010). PHR # 5005.
  • Kelley, Edward; Kelley, Allison G.; Simpara, Cheick et al, THE IMPACT OF SELF-ASSESSMENT ON PROVIDER PERFORMANCE IN MALI. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), September 2001. (Technical Report No. 008). PHR # 5120.
  • Levin, Ann; England, Sarah; Jorissen, Joanne et al, CASE STUDY ON THE COSTS AND FINANCING OF IMMUNIZATION SERVICES IN GHANA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), September 2001. (Technical Report No. 001). PHR # 4584.
  • Liu, Xingzhu; Levin, Ann; Makinen, Marty et al, OPV VS. IPV: CHOICE OF VACCINE IN THE GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION PROGRAM. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), February 2002. (Technical Report No. 004). PHR # 4808.
  • Madueño Dávila, Miguel, PERU: ESTUDIO DE DEMANDA DE SERVICIOS DE SALUD. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), mayo del 2002. (Technical Report No. 012S). PHR # 4986.
  • Nugent, Liz; Kolyada, Lena, A GLOSSARY OF HEALTH REFORM TERMS FOR TRANSLATORS. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), July 2002. (Health Reform Tools Series No. 001). PHR # 5086.
  • Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), IN-HOUSE NHA TRAINING, OCTOBER 28-31, 2001. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), 2002. PHR # 5119.
  • Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), NATIONAL HEALTH ACCOUNTS: NHA GLOBAL POLICY BRIEF. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), 2002. PHR # 5123.
  • Paterson, Mary, INSIGHTS FOR IMPLEMENTERS: PUBLIC HOSPITAL STRENGTHENING. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), September 2002. (Issue in Brief No. IN 02). PHR # 5067.
  • Phillips, Margaret; Huff-Rousselle, Maggie, A STEP-BY-STEP METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR COSTING HIV/AIDS ACTIVITIES. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), March 2001. (Resources and Tools No. Tk001). PHR # 5006.
  • Quijada, Caroline; Comfort, Alison, MATERNAL HEALTH FINANCING PROFILE: TANZANIA. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), November 2002. (Working Paper No. WP003). PHR # 5222.
  • Schneider, Pia; Diop, François P., IMPACT OF PREPAYMENT PILOT ON HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION AND FINANCING IN RWANDA: FINDINGS FROM FINAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), October 2001. (Technical Report No. 002). PHR # 4903.
  • Silvers, Brant A., WORKSHOP SUMMARY: PHRPLUS COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH FINANCING COORDINATION MEETING. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), January 2002. (Workshop Summary Report No. WS001). PHR # 5121.
  • Sobrevilla, Alfredo; Loo, Luz; Telyukov, Alexander et al, TOOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTING NEW PAYMENT MECHANISMS FOR AMBULATORY CARE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROVIDER SYSTEM OF PERU. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), April 2002. (Technical Report No. 016). PHR # 5190.
  • Sobrevilla, Alfredo; Loo, Luz; Telyukov, Alexander et al, HERRAMIENTAS Y PAUTAS DE IMPLEMENTACIÓN PARA LOS NUEVOS MECANISMOS DE PAGO AMBULATORIO EN EL SECTOR SALUD DEL PERÚ. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), abril 2002. (Technical Report No. 016). PHR # 5191.
  • Telyukov, Alexander; Garavito, Miguel; Sobrevilla, Alfredo; Loo, Luz, DESIGN OPTIONS AND DATA NEEDS FOR THE AMBULATORY PAYMENT INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH CARE SECTOR OF PERU. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), February 2002. (Technical Report No. 003). PHR # 4759.
  • Tien, Marie; Chee, Grace, LITERATURE REVIEW AND FINDINGS: IMPLEMENTATION OF WAIVER POLICIES. Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus), March 2002. (Technical Report No. 009). PHR # 4927.

PATH Click here for PDF version.
Contact: Michele Burns, e-mail: or Willow Gerber, e-mail:

Adolescent Health

  • Games for Adolescent Reproductive Health: An International Handbook. Washington, DC: PATH (November 2002). Includes 45 games, tips on getting started, guidance on creating your own games, ready-to-use card sets, and the research and theory behind it all.


  • “New Generation” Models for Asia’s Youth: Strengthening Networks and Building Capacity. Bangkok, Thailand: PATH, CARE International in Cambodia, and NGO Networks for Health. (April, 2003)
  • Capacity-Building Resources in Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health. Bangkok, Thailand: PATH and NGO Networks for Health. (April, 2003)

Gender, Violence and Rights

  • Violence against women increases the risk of infant and child mortality: a case-referent study in Nicaragua. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2003, 81(1). Geneva: WHO. Asling-Moneni, Pena, Ellsberg, Persson. (February 2003)


  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: The Health Sector Responds. Washington, DC: PAHO and PATH. (April, 2003)
  • Curriculum for training providers to respect clients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality (May, 2003).


  • Developing Materials on HIV, AIDS and STIs for Low-Literate Audiences: A Guide. Washington, DC: PATH and FHI. (December 2002).


  • Profile of the Kenyan AIDS NGOs Consortium. Washington, DC: NGO Networks for Health and PATH. (April, 2003)
  • Profile of the Youth Exchange Network. Washington, DC: NGO Networks for Health and PATH. (April, 2003)

Reproductive Health
Outlook – Recent:

  • Re-examining the role of cervical barrier devices. Outlook 20(2) (February 2003). Will be translated into Chinese and Spanish.


  • Contraceptive supply security. Outlook 20(3) (April 2003). Translations TBD.
  • Contraceptives update. Outlook 20(4) (July 2003). Will be translated into Russian; other translations TBD.
  • Pharmacist involvement in reproductive health. (September or November 2003). Translations TBD.

Reproductive Health Outlook (RHO) Website

  • Winter 2002/2003 edition posted in January. Includes updates to nine areas: HIV/AIDS, Family Planning Program Issues, Reproductive Tract Infections, Harmful Health Practices, Contraceptive Methods, Men & Reproductive Health, Refugee Reproductive Health, Cervical Cancer Prevention, and RH Resources.
  • Spanish edition now online at Translated sections include Adolescent Reproductive Health, Cervical Cancer Prevention, Contraceptive Methods, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Tract Infections, and Safe Motherhood.


  • Spring 2003 edition will be posted on March 28, and will feature updates to four sections: Cervical Cancer Prevention, Gender & Sexual Health, Older Women, and Safe Motherhood.
  • New section on ICT in development for Fall 2003 edition.
  • Spanish translation of two additional sections-Family Planning Program Issues and Gender & Sexual Health-will be published later this year.

Cervical Cancer (Produced by PATH and/or the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention [ACCP])

  • ACCP. Effectiveness, Safety, and Acceptability of Cryotherapy: A Systematic Literature Review. Cervical Cancer Prevention Issues in Depth 1. Seattle: PATH (January 2003).
  • ACCP. Key Steps for Meeting Women’s Needs [fact sheet]. Seattle: PATH (October 2002). Spanish and French translations forthcoming.
  • ACCP. Pap Smears: An Important But Imperfect Method [fact sheet]. Seattle: PATH (October 2002). Spanish and French translations forthcoming.
  • ACCP. Visual Screening Approaches: Promising Alternative Screening Strategies [fact sheet]. Seattle: PATH (October 2002). Spanish and French translations forthcoming.


  • ACCP. Questions Frequently Asked by Women [fact sheet]. (March 2003). English, French, and Spanish versions.
  • ACCP. Palliative Care: Supporting Women With Advanced Cancer [fact sheet]. (March 2003). English, French, and Spanish versions.
  • ACCP. “Developing Cervical Cancer Screening Programs that Meet Women’s Needs” [Presentation]. (March 2003). English, French, and Spanish versions.
  • ACCP. “Women’s Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Cancer Screening: Helping Health Care Providers Anticipate and AnswerCommon Questions” [Presentation]. (March 2003). English, French, and Spanish versions.
  • Teaching Atlas of Cervical Photographs. Produced in collaboration with WHO and IARC. (2003).
  • Teaching Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA). (2003).
  • A Practical Manual of Colposcopy and Treatment of Cervical Neoplasia. Produced in collaboration with WHO and IARC. (2003).
  • WHO, ACCP. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Developing Countries: A Review of Screening and Programmatic Strategies. (April 2003).
  • Numerous journal articles, book chapters.


  • Woodle D, Dickens T, Fox J. Procurement Primer for Health and Family Planning Programs in Bangladesh. Arlington, VA: Prepared by PATH for DELIVER/John Snow, Inc. for the U.S. Agency for International Development (2003).


  • Guidelines on Condom Programming for STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention. Produced with UNFPA, these guidelines will address client needs, program strengths/weaknesses, logistics and supply, reaching out to users, building support, and monitoring and evaluation. Second draft in process.

Emergency Contraception

  • Emergency Contraception Toolkit. Each component of this tool kit addresses one of the multiple steps required to introduce EC into a national family planning program-from gathering support for the method, to training health providers, to addressing supply, regulatory, packaging, and labeling issues. The contents of the toolkit will assist and facilitate country programs’ efforts as they move forward to include EC in their routine contraceptive offerings.


  • Pharmacy Program Implementation Kit. Guidelines and curricula for implementing a reproductive health training program for pharmacy staff; includes information about pre-project assessments, engaging and partnering with local stakeholders, strengthening the skills of pharmacy staff, outreach and materials development, and monitoring and evaluation (March 2003).

Older Women

  • Editorial on the importance of addressing the RH needs of older women in developing countries. Accepted for publication in the British Medical Journal.

POLICY Project / The Futures Group International
Contact: Molly Strachan, e-mail: M.STRACHAN@TFGI.COM


  • Learning through Practice: Integrating HIV/AIDS into NGO Programmes: A Guide (South Africa, January 2003)
  • AIDS in Ethiopia, Fourth Edition (October 2002)
  • Workshop on Population and Reproductive & Child Health: Policy Issues in Jharkhand (India, January 2003)
  • Health Policy Issues in Jharkand (India, December 2003)


  • What Works: A Policy and Program Guide to the Evidence on Family Planning, Safe Motherhood, and STI/HIV/AIDS Interventions, Module 1: Safe Motherhood (March 2003) The modules in this guide provide a list of reproductive health interventions and the supporting research that documents the effectiveness of these interventions.
  • Supplements and training modules to be used in conjunction with Networking for Policy Change: An Advocacy Training Manual
    o Maternal Health Supplement (April 2003)
    o Adolescent Reproductive Health Supplement (June 2003)
    o HIV/AIDS Case Studies (June 2003)
  • Adolescent and Reproductive Health in the Asia/Near East Region: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues (May 2003)
    o Thirteen case studies (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Yemen) and a synthesis report.
  • HIV/AID in the Mekong Region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, & Vietnam): Current Situation, Future Projections, Socioeconomic Impacts, and Recommendations (June 2003)

POPTECH ProjectNew Publications
Contact: Bruce Carlson, e-mail:

  • Planning and Managing Contraceptive Phaseout: Applying Lessons Learned
  • Evaluation of the Training in Reproductive Health (TRH III) Project
  • Evaluation of the EngenderHealth Cooperative Agreement, 1998-2003

Population Reference Bureau, MEASURE Communication ProjectNew and forthcoming publications Click here for PDF version
The MEASURE Communication Project disseminates policy-relevant information on population and health-related topics to policymakers, program managers, and opinion leaders worldwide. Most reports use data and research from different countries and regions, drawing comparisons and highlighting lessons learned. We make use of data collected by our MEASURE partners as well as research from many other sources.
Contact: Nancy Yinger, Director of International Programs,

New publications in 2003:

  • Unmet Need for Family Planning: Recent Trends and Their Implications for Programs (policy brief)
  • Women’s Reproductive Health in the Middle East and North Africa (policy brief, Ford Foundation)

Forthcoming in 2003:

  • Women, Health, and Development in the Americas (data sheet, in collab. with PAHO)
  • Improving the Quality of Reproductive Health Care for Young People (policy brief, in collaboration with Population Council)
  • Quality of Reproductive Health Care: How Much Does it Cost? (tentative title, policy brief, in collaboration with Population Council)
  • Health Sector Reform: How it Affects Reproductive Health (policy brief, in collaboration with PHRplus)
  • Changing Youth Behavior Through Social Marketing (report, in collaboration with PSI, Gates Foundation)
  • Why Invest in Newborn Health? (policy brief, in collaboration with Saving Newborn Lives)
    – plus 3 more briefs: Reviewing the evidence on how to improve newborn health
    Strategies for essential newborn care
    Community mobilization for newborn care
  • The Nutrition of Women and Girls: Why it Matters (policy brief)
  • Maternal Mortality in Egypt (policy brief; Ford Foundation)
  • Connecting People to Useful Information: Guidelines for Effective Data Presentation (guide plus CD-ROM)
  • Improving the Health of the Poor (report)

Population Reports – Click here for list

White Ribbon Alliance
Contact: Alexandra Lockett, E-mail: ALOCKETT@NGONETWORKS.ORG

  • Saving Mothers’ Lives: What Works – A Field Guide for Implementing Best Practices in Safe Motherhood – being translated into Hindi right now by the India Secretariat.
  • Awareness, Mobilization, and Action for Safe Motherhood: A Field Guide – intended to provide organizations working in developing countries with practical guidance on how they can be active and involved in Safe Motherhood activities