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Jura Editorial Services SARL offers English-language editorial and publications services to the international health and development community. Our clients include several departments of the World Health Organization, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute, the International Labour Office, and Marie Stopes International.
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,,,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 Populateion and Reporductive Health, with local partners Yayasan Cipta and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Indonesia.
…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 Populatioin 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 a proposes a model global investment mechanism with the key elements needed to advance and sustain a meaningful advocacy effort.
...Maggie Barr-Dichiarra, Cheryl Johnson and colleagues at the World Health Organization Department of HIV/AIDS on publication of the 2019 update to the WHO guidelnies on HIV testing services. The updates emphasize adaptation of testing services to the changing HIV epidemic. The new guidelines are currently 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.
...Cheryl Johnson, Karen Hatzold and their colleagues at the STAR Initiative, Unitaid and the World Health Organization (WHO) on publication, for World AIDS Day 2018, of Knowing your status – then and now: Realizing the potential of HIV self-testing. The report summarizes the evolution of HIV-self test programming and details the achievements of Unitaid's STAR Initiative. By November 2018 the STAR Initiative had distributed 2.3 million HIV self-test kits in six African countries.
...Muhammad Jamil and teams at the World Health Organization Department of HIV/AIDS and the International Labour Organization on publication of the policy brief HIV self-testing at the workplace. The brief highlights the potential of the workplace as a site for HIV self-testing.
...Rachel Baggaley, Heather Ingold, Cheryl Johnson, Anna Laura Ross and Muhammad Jamil and teams at WHO and Unitaid on publication of Unitaid's fourth (2018) edition of Market and technology landscape: HIV rapid diagnostic tests for self-testing. The report charts increases in the distribution of HIV self-tests and projects significant growth in the global market in both public and private sectors through and beyond 2020.
...Shona Delai and the team at the World Health Organization Department of HIV/AIDS on publication of Module 12, Adolescents and young adults, of the WHO implementation tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection. The new module covers factors that influence HIV susceptibility among young people, clinical considerations, ways to improve access and service utilization, and inclusive monitoring approaches. WHO plans modules on monitoring and evaluation and on regulatory frameworks for publication in 2019.
...the K4Health Project at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research on publication of the third edition of Family planning: A global handbook for providers. The updated handbook offers family planning providers worldwide practical guidance on contraceptive methods and related topics, based on the latest WHO guidance. You can download chapters, order copies and keep posted on new translations at www.fphandbook.org. Thanks to the many experts at WHO and around the world who contributed to this update.
...Gabrielle Appleford and colleagues at Marie Stopes International on publication of Brokering accreditation in Kenya's AMUA social franchise network. The report explores what the African Health Markets for Equity project has learned about the conditions necessary for national health insurance schemes in Kenya to work for the poor.