Reproductive Health Materials Working Group New Materials and Works in Progress May 22, 1996


JHU/PCS New Materials | JHU/PCS Works in Progress |
New Population Reports | Population Reports in Progress |

JHU/PCS New Materials

  • All-Methods brochures (NIS Division) for adults and youth in Russian and Ukranian.
  • Ghana CBD Training Manual
    This manual was produced in conjunction with the Institute for Adult Education and UNFPA. It covers anatomy and physiology, infertility, contraceptive methods, rumors & misconceptions, STDs & HIV/AIDS, communication, counseling, primary health care, women & population, management & record keeping and community analysis.
  • Hablemos Con Confianza/Let’s Talk in Confidence
    Manual and video/guide available in both Spanish and English. A series of five video modules and accompanying guide to be used with specific sessions in the training manual. A session on gender has been added to enable service providers to address gender considerations.
  • Informational/Motivational videos for use in Russia (NIS Division)
    Two videos for educating women and youth in schools and clinics in Russian and Ukraine.
  • Laminated Cue Card sets (NIS Division)
    Still available. A set of 8 cards in Russian on various methods. Cost: $3.60/set.
  • Music Videos for Reproductive Health (54 min. Video)
    New composite of music videos produced with support from JHU/PCS. Includes thirteen songs from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria and the Philippines.
  • Nepal COFP Video
    A counseling training video produced for the National Family Planning Counseling Training Program by JHU/PCS and AVSC.
  • Nigeria Facility Census Data Set
    The data set contains information on: provision of FP, specific methods available, FP information available, type of site, problems getting contraceptive supplies, and geographic location. $35 in Stata, $10 more for other formats. Includes report and code book. The data set does not normally include addresses of specific service sites. If there is a need for this information (e.g. follow up studies, etc.) permission will be requested from Nigeria.
  • What’s New (a pulication of the Media/Materials Clearinghouse)
    The second issue is now available in English, French and Spanish. Upcoming issues will focus on population & environment and clothing.

JHU/PCS Works in Progress:

Africa Division

  • Ghana CHEST Kit
    A skills toolkit which contains user-ready and user-friendly tools for community health workers. It will include activity cards, a booklet and information cards. It is being developed for the Ghana FPHP Project.
  • Uganda: Caring Completely video
    A training video for service providers which shows how integrated reproductive health works at the clinic level. It will be used during the standard 6-week training course for over 850 clinic service providers in Uganda. Produced by John Riber and the DISH Project. Currently being pretested.

Asia Division

  • Philippines Doctors to the Barrios film
    A feature-length film designed to promote awareness of rural health issues among Filipino youth, the largest TV viewing audience, as well as among health professionals and medical and health science students. The goal is to motivate them to support government efforts to address these issues. Produced by VIVA Productions and NEO Films.

Near East Division:

  • Arab Women Speak Out video
    Profiles of two Tunisian women have been completed. Other profiles are in production or still in the planning stages.

Research and Evaluation Division

  • Image-Mapping
    The R&E; Division has begun to try to measure the images of health providers in both Zambia and India using image-mapping techniques. Attitudes, a powerful determinant of behavior, are difficult to measure because they are subjective. R&E; has developed a set of procedures that allow the relative or contextual measurement of attitudes. Image mapping uses quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques. The attitude measures are used in strategy development, message design and evaluation of impact.

New Population Reports

  • Unmet Need Strategy. (J-43).
    Bryant Robey, John Ross, and Indu Bhushan. Addressing unmet need offers family planning programs a new strategy for identifying and answering the various reasons that many women want to control their fertility but are not using family planning. Spring 1996.
  • Counseling Guide (Second Edition) (J-44).
    Judith Geller, Robert Lande, Cheryl Lettenmaier, and Moira Gallen. New edition of the popular “GATHER” counseling guide, updated with the new WHO medical eligibility criteria, more on counseling techniques, and other new material. Summer 1996.
  • Saving Women’s Lives: New Directions in Emergency Care. (L-10)
    Nicolene Hengen, Cynthia Salter, and Heidi Johnston. Postabortion care and counseling. Fall 1996.
  • Reproductive Health for People on the Move. (J-45)
    Robert Gardner. Internal migrants, immigrants, and refugees have pressing reproductive health needs and yet can be particularly hard to reach. What are their needs? What is being done? What needs to be done? A preliminary chapter on migrants to the cities was prepared for the June 1996 Habitat II Conference on cities, Istanbul. Spring 1997.

Population Reports in Progress

  • Guidelines To Maximize Access and Quality. (J-46)
    Richard Blackburn, Marcia Angle, and Ward Rinehart. The scientific rationale behind major recommendations in the forthcoming handbook, Essentials of Contraceptive Technology (June 1996), prefaced with an explanation of the MAQ concept and the importance of practice and procedure guidelines. To encourage decision-makers to adopt up-to-date guidelines based on MAQ principles and to make use of the handbook.
  • Improving the Quality of Care. (J-47)
    Quality improvement methods and case histories of family planning programs that have enhanced the care they offer. Covers range of program size and sophistication, services quality and communication quality. In cooperation with AVSC and the University Research Corporation’s Quality Assurance Project. Summer 1997.