Population & Health Materials Working Group November 13, 2001 New Materials and Works in Progress

Advocates for Youth – Recent Publications

  • Programs at a Glance: Improving Youth’s Access to Contraception in Latin America (August 2001).
    Vistazo a los Programas: Mejorando el Accesso de los Jóvenes a los Métodos Anticonceptivos en América Latina (agosto de 2001)
  • Fact Sheet: The Reproductive and Sexual Health of Jamaican Youth (October 2001)
    Fact Sheet: Adolescent Reproductive Health in Nigeria (October 2001)

Advocates for Youth – Forthcoming Publications

  • Funding the Future, Resources for Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Programs in Developing Countries (2001)
  • Programs at a Glance: Life Skills Approaches to Improving Young Adults Reproductive Heallth (2002)
  • Los Hechos: Indicadores del Comportamiento Sexual y Reproductivo de los Jóvenes en América Latina y el Caribe (2002)

For more information contact Cecilia Moya cecilia@advocatesforyouth.org

CDC Division of Reproductive Health

  • 1999 Ukraine Reproductive Health Survey, Final Report
  • 1999 Romania Reproductive Health Survey, Final Report
  • 1999 Ecuador Reproductive Health Survey, Final Report (in Spanish)
  • 1999 Georgia Reproductive Health Survey, Preliminary Report
  • 1998 Cape Verde Reproductive Health Survey, Final Report (in Portuguese)


  • The Reproductive Health Epidemiology Training Manual is available now in Portuguese.
  • The Pocket Guide to Managing Contraceptive Supplies is available in Spanish and French.

For more information contact Suzanna Birzen, syb7@cdc.gov

Environmental Health Project

    • Just published (by USAID, BASICS II, EHP, UNICEF, and the World Bank), November 2001: The Story of a Successful Public-Private Partnership in Central America: Handwashing for Diarrheal Disease Prevention, by Camille Saadé, Massee Bateman, and Diane B. Bendahmane
  • Coming soon (in English and in Spanish): EHP Activity Report 105, Operations and Maintenance Strategy for Community-Managed Rural Water Supply Systems in the Dominican Republic, by Harold Lockwood

For more information, contact David Elwell, ElwellDR@EHProject.org


  • Care of Women with HIV/AIDS Living in Limited-Resource Settings ReproLearn® Tutorials (multimedia)
    In response to the international HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has begun collaborating with the JHPIEGO Corporation, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. The goal of this collaboration is to develop training and education programs in limited-resource settings.
    Drawing on its international resources and expertise, JHPIEGO has begun to develop a series of ReproLearn® tutorials on the “Care of Women with HIV/AIDS Living in Limited-Resource Settings,” using “A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV” as a resource. Prepared and narrated by Dr. Jean Anderson, editor of the Guide, the tutorials are designed to provide physicians, faculty and healthcare trainers with the technical knowledge they need to provide high quality healthcare services to women with HIV/AIDS and to train other healthcare providers. ReproLearn tutorials are a unique learning tool because they bring international experts to the learner through a multimedia experience that includes:

    • Audio narration
    • Presentation graphics
    • Photographs, charts and graphics
    • Links to related articles
    • Synchronized text
    • Downloadable text transcript
    • Self-grading quiz

    The first tutorials in the series, An Overview, and Reproductive Health, can be found on ReproLine at: http://www.reproline.jhu.edu/english/4morerh/4hivaid/hivreal.htmA CD-ROM with a total of 8 tutorials will be available in mid-December on the following topics:

    • Prevention
    • Voluntary Counseling and Testing
    • Nutrition
    • Pregnancy
    • Breastfeeding

    For more information, contact Natalie Maier nmaier@jhpiego.org.

  • Transfer of Learning: A Guide for Strengthening Healthcare Services
    This publication is being produced jointly by the PRIME II Project and JHPIEGO. The primary purpose of the Guide is to share ideas and techniques that can be used by supervisors, trainers, learners and their co-workers before, during and after training interventions to ensure support for the transfer of knowledge and skills to the work place. The ideas and techniques for transfer are summarized in a matrix/grid. The matrix/grid also serves as an index for the rest of the Guide which makes detailed information on the ideas/techniques easy to find and easy to share. Other stakeholders, such as policy makers and/or ministry officials at national, regional and local levels, and program planners, can also gain an appreciation of the transfer process and an understanding of the support and resources needed to ensure transfer of learning.The Guide is nearly final. Comments submitted by external reviewers have been incorporated. The English version should be available in early 2002, with Spanish and French translations to follow. A standard mailing will be sent from Intrah and JHPIEGO’s publication’s lists — so if you typically get our publications, you should get this one as well. However, if you would like to special order multtiple copies in advance, please contact Lucy Harber at lharber@intrah.org or Rick Sullivan at rsullivan@jhpiego.org.


  • Nicaragua Communication Impact (Nov) – Juntos Decidimos Cuando campaign
  • Reaching Youth Worldwide – Youth Projects by JHU/CCP 1995-2000 – Working Paper
  • Arab Women Speak Out – Communication Impact
  • Impact of a Male Motivation Campaign on Family Planning Ideation and Practice in Guinea – Field Report
  • Improving the Quality of Care – Quality Improvement Projects by JHU/CCP – Working Paper
  • Kenya’s Girls’ Education Project – Healthy Futures (AED) – Field Report
  • How To Set Up and Make Use of Hotlines – How To Manual

Contact: webadmin@jhuccp.org


  • L’Excision au Mali, etat des lieux: Analyse bibliographique et documentaire sur l’excision et les religions, les acteurs, programmes et projets; les strategies, methodes et outils
  • Exciser ou ne pas exciser sa fille! Les reponses a vos questions avant de prendre cette decision trest importante
  • L’Excision en questions-reponses
  • Promoting a Healthy Alternative to Female Genital Mutilation, A Tool for Program Implementers
  • Eliminating the Practice of FGM: Awareness raising and community change in four districts of Kenya
  • Toward the Elimination of FGM: Communication for change, a curriculum for trainers of public health workers, community health organizers, youth advocates and teachers
  • Safari of Life gameboard [Young man’s version]

Contact Willow Gerber wgerber@path-dc.org for more information.

The POLICY Project

  • POLICY Project. October 2001. HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa: Background, Projections, Impacts and Interventions.
  • POLICY Project and International AIDS Trust. October 2001. African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) Forum Plenary Session on HIV/AIDS: Background Papers.
    Includes four background papers:
    1. Implications for Achieving AGOA Objectives
    2. How are Finance and Planning Ministries Responding?
    3. How are Trade and Commerce Ministries Responding?
    4. How are Businesses Responding?
    Note: Papers were distributed at AGOA Forum meeting Oct. 30, 2001. Participants were asked to provide feedback on drafts which will be finalized and re-distributed to participants. Two of the papers will be re-packaged for use in project documentation.
  • Reforming Operational Polices: A Pathway to Improve Reproductive Health Programs. Harry Cross, Karen Hardee, Norine Jewell. To be published in December 2001 in English, Spanish and French.
  • Comparative Study of Adolescent Reproductive Health Policy and Programs in Three African Countries. To be published in February in English and French.

For more information contact Molly Strachan, M.STRACHAN@TFGI.COM

Population Reference Bureau, MEASURE Communication Project

  • Abandoning Female Genital Cutting (English and French)
  • Convening Concerns: Media Coverage of Women and HIV/AIDS (English, French, Spanish)


  • Making Motherhood Safer: Overcoming Obstacles on the Pathway to Care
  • Quality of Care: Series of policy briefs (in collaboration with Population Council)
    -the evolving definition
    -client perspectives
    -provider perspectives
    -client-provider interactions
  • Wallchart on contraceptive use and policy brief on securing future contraceptive supplies
  • Women of our World 2002 data sheet (update)
  • Other upcoming policy briefs
    -Understanding policy projections
    -Maternal nutrition
    -Gender dimensions of environmental policies and programs
    -Reproductive health of refugees and displaced persons
  • Summary of USAID support for family planning in Mexico
  • Summary of DHS and CDC survey data from the ENI Region

Quality Assurance Project – Issue Papers

  • Measuring the Competence of Healthcare Providers July 2001
  • Helping Healthcare Providers Perform According to Standards September 2001
  • How Can Self-Assessment Improve the Quality of Healthcare? September 2001
  • The Use and Effect of Distance Educations in Healthcare: What Do We Know? September 2001

Quality Assurance Project – Monographs

  • A Modern Paradigm for Improving Healthcare Quality (September 2001)

Quality Assurance Project – Training Courses

  • Cost and Quality in Healthcare (September 2001)
  • Quality Improvement (Winter 2002)
  • Quality Design (Winter 2002)

Quality Assurance Project – Other

  • QA Brief (an update of the different things the QA project is involved in) Spring 2001