...authors Patrick Jeurissen and Hans Maarse and editor Jonathan North on publication of The market reform in Dutch health care. Results, lessons and prospects by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. The book assesses in depth the results and effects of reform of Dutch health care financing in 2006 under the banner of "managed competition": In the 15 years since, has the reform lived up to the promises of its proponents? How has the health care landscape been reshaped? Perhaps not surprisingly, there have been some unintended consequences.
... Elena Luiz Abril of UN Women and Salimata Soumare of the African Development Bank on publication of Green jobs for women in Africa by UN Women Africa. The transition to a green economy will create many new jobs around the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa. But will women share in these new jobs, and will the economic transformation help them move into higher-paid, more stable jobs that require more education and skills? The short answer is “yes” – provided countries adopt strong policies and programmes to make it happen.
...Sarah Whitmarsh, Mervyn Christian and their team at the Gates Institute on publication in February 2021 of Revitalizing local ownership of family planning: a decade of advocacy in Indonesia. A decade of strategic advocacy has re-energized the family planning community in Indonesia, enabling collaboration across government and civil society to increase multi-sector investment, capitalize on policy change, and improve access to quality information, services, and supplies. A key catalyst in this revival was the decade-long engagement of the Advance Family Planning Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, with local partners Yayasan Cipta and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Indonesia.
...Julie Samuelson, Wole Ameyan and the team working with them at the World Health Organization's Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes on publication of the new guidelines, Preventing HIV through safe voluntary medical male circumcision for adolescent boys and men in generalized HIV epidemics: recommendations and key considerations. Published August 2020, these new guidelines update 2007 WHO recommendations so as to maximize the HIV prevention impact of safe VMMC services. Also, they guide the transition to sustained provision of services with a focus on the health and well-being of both adolescent boys and men. An accompanying policy brief summarizes the recommendations and the evidence behind them.
…David Lowrance, Virginia Loo and the international team working with Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes at the World Health Organization on publication of Consolidated HIV strategic information guidelines: Driving impact through programme monitoring and management. The guidelines, published in April 2020, present a set of essential indicators along with guidance on choosing, collecting and analyzing information to strategically manage and monitor the national health sector response to HIV. As the guidelines note, “Strategic information answers the questions: ‘How are patients doing?’, ‘How is the programme performing?’ and ‘How can we do better?’ Without these answers, the response to the HIV epidemic would be wandering in the dark.”
...Duff Gillespie, Beth Fredrick, Sabrina Karklins, and Sarah Whitmarsh at the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health on publication in June 2020 of the Options Brief, The future of advocacy: local ownership, sustainability and grant-making. This thoughtful essay, addressed to donor organizations, lays out options for how donors, NGOs, and governments can better support local ownership of health, development, and human rights advocacy. It also proposes a model global investment mechanism with the key elements needed to advance and sustain meaningful advocacy efforts.
...Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Avni Amin and Megin Reijnders of the World Health Organization Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research on publication, on Universal Health Care Day, 2019, of Caring for women subjected to violence: A WHO curriculum for training health-care providers.This complete training package consists of a facilitator's manual, handouts, resources for exercises, PowerPoint presentations and monitoring and evaluation tools. The curriculum is based on Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: WHO clinical and policy guidelines and Health care for women subjected to intimate parter violence or sexual violence: a clinical handbook.
...Maggie Barr-Dichiarra, Cheryl Johnson and colleagues at the World Health Organization Department of HIV/AIDS on publication of the 2019 update to WHO guidelines, Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, service delivery and monitoring: recommendations for a public health approach. The updates emphasize adapting testing services to the changing HIV epidemic. In addition to the downloadable online version of the text, the new guidelines are urrently available through the phone app WHO HTS INFO, available on the Play Store and the App Store. A brief summarizing the guidance and other, related policy briefs are available online on the WHO website.
...Rachel Baggaley and her team at the World Health Organization's Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes on publication of Preventing HIV and other STIs among women and girls using contraceptive services in contexts with high HIV incidence. Actions for improved clinical and prevention services and choices. This programmatic brief, published in June 2020, explores how to expand HIV and STI prevention and contraceptive method options in contraceptive services and, thus, to reduce HIV and STI incidence among adolescent girls and women.
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