Tools & Guides

Job Evaluation Guidelines

The objectives of this monograph are to Provide nurses and national nurses associations (NNAs) with information on the definition and importance of job evaluation. It will describe the steps in a job evaluation process and define remuneration and discuss the importance of equality for nurses when developing a job evaluation plan. [adapted from introduction]

Regulatory Board Governance Toolkit and Powerpoint

This new toolkit provides information, and promotes discussion and self-assessment for regulatory structures in all stages of development. It identifies and describes effective models of regulation and regulatory board governance, and also explores the core functions of a regulatory authority. The purpose of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation is to support exploration of content with local groups and Boards. [from introduction]

HIV Prevention for Women in Kenya: An Advocacy Guide for Gender-Sensitive Microbicide Introduction

This document is a guide for advocating for attention to gender issues in future microbicide introduction. The guide is based on the findings from a gender analysis conducted by FHI 360 in Kenya in 2012–2013. The purpose of this analysis was to examine how gender norms and inequalities may affect women’s access to and use of a microbicide product. [from introduction]

Selected Health Workforce Tools from CapacityPlus

Selected Health Workforce Tools from CapacityPlus, from iHRIS Health Workforce Information Software and Tools to the Preservice Education Costing Tool.

Mobile Technology for Health

Mobile phones have advantages when used in health programs for youth, as youth in general are responsive to and excited about using new technologies. [from introduction]

mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review

This report outlines the findings from a three-pronged approach that includes: 1. Establishing a database of existing mHealth tools related to FLHW performance and accountability; 2. Conducting a literature review on the evidence
base of using mHealth tools to improve FLHW performance and accountability; 3. Developing a framework to guide the adaptation of paper-based content into mobile-friendly content. [from summary]

WHO Education Guidelines 2013: Transforming and Scaling Up Health Professionals’ Education and Training

With this publication, WHO issues its first guidelines for Transforming and Scaling up Health Professionals’ Education and Training. The guidelines are expected to give rise to regional and country based policy and technical dialogues with key stakeholders in education, health, finance and labour, on how best to finance health professional training and prepare health professionals for the 21st century.[from foreword]

Occupational Health and Safety Policy Guidelines for the Health Sector

The Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) country office commissioned the development of this policy and guidelines on occupational health and safety (OHS) of health workers in view of the tremendous risks posed to these workers in the process of rendering invaluable services to mankind. We wish to express our appreciation to the W.H.O. for supporting this effort. [from introduction]

Planning an Information Systems Project: A Toolkit for Public Health Managers

This toolkit can help public health managers to plan for the implementation of information and communications technology (ICT) in health information systems. It draws on lessons learned during project Optimize, a five-year partnership between the World Health Organization and PATH to help optimize the vaccine supply chain

Rural Medical Education Guidebook

The Guidebook aims to be a useful resource amongst rural colleagues - to cross-fertilise experiences and build a stronger and more vibrant community of rural health care practitioners and medical educators. [adapted from preface]

Road Map for Strengthening the Caribbean Health Workforce, 2012-2017

This road map proposes a five-year framework to guide policies for planning and managing the Caribbean workforce and education for enhancing the skills of that workforce. The thrust of the road map focuses on broadening primary health care access in the region and enhancing public health competencies, as well as strengthening the HRH planning and management capacity of the countries and the region. [from author]

Road Map for Scaling Up the Human Resources for Health for Improved Health Service Delivery in the African Region 2012-2015

The purpose of this document is to introduce the road map and highlight the key issues and challenges hindering the achievement of universal coverage of health care and relating to the human resources component of the health system. The document then sets forth a series of actions to be taken to overcome these challenges. [from author]

Human Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management: Assessment Guide and Tool

The approach presented in this guide is a structured, rating-based methodology designed to provide a rapid, comprehensive assessment of the capacity of the human resource support system for a country’s supply chain. Data are gathered from a document review, focus group discussions, and in-country stakeholder interviews to identify the strengths, areas for improvement, opportunities, and challenges for a wide range of human resource inputs and components.

Guidelines for In-Service Training in Basic and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care

These guidelines provide the information and guidance needed to implement effective basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care training. Recommendations are made for selecting participants and clinical sites, training schedules, and where to find the materials and resources needed for effective clinical skills practice. Use of these guidelines will enable facilitators to train providers who are competent in evidence-based practices and who will ensure that their facilities offer quality services. [from author]

National Guidelines for Tuberculosis Infection Control

This guideline emphasises measures that reduce the risk of transmitting tuberculosis (TB) to managers, health care workers, patients, visitors and other persons in the health care facilities and households. It focuses on the safety of health care workers and reduction of patient-to-patient transmission. [adapted from author]

Development of TB Occupational Safety Framework

This report provides a draft framework which outlines action steps a country may take in formulating tuberculosis (TB) occupational safety strategies to encompass the needs of prevention and treatment of TB disease among health care workers. [adapted from summary]

Community-Based Care for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Guide for Implementers

Effectively scaling up treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR TB) will require addressing health systems–related issues, such as task shifting to alleviate human resources shortages and greater community engagement. This guide provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to organize, implement, and monitor community-based care for DR TB. [adapted from introduction]

Community Health Workers Evidence-Based Models Toolbox

The intent of this report was to conduct extensive literature reviews on community health worker models that have been proven to work and then share those strategies with rural communities so that they do not have to reinvent the wheel. [from introduction]

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers

This document aims to provide practical, non-clinical guidance to help concerned health providers understand the phenomenon of human trafficking, recognize some of the health problems associated with trafficking and consider safe and appropriate approaches to providing health care for trafficked persons. It outlines the health provider’s role in providing care and describes some of the limitations of his or her responsibility to assist. [adapted from introduction]

Health Human Resources Minimum Data Set Guide: Text File Format

This guide was developed to assist organizations in developing health human resources databases that are consistent with national standards and that provide opportunities to make comparisons between jurisdictions and professions. The guide is not intended to provide the steps to build a database; rather, it introduces the standards to be used for collecting, processing and reporting health human resources data. [from introduction]

Global Improvement Framework for Health Worker In-service Training: Guidance for Improved Effectiveness, Efficiency and Sustainability

This short report describes the improvement framework for in-service training programs. It describes the final set of 40 in-service training improvement recommendations developed through a consensus process with representatives of key stakeholders. [adapted from publisher]

Human Resources for Universal Health Coverage: A Template for Eliciting Commitments

This template is intended to assist countries and other stakeholders to identify relevant HRH commitments by mapping out the most effective interventions and their interrelatedness to improve the situation of HRH. It draws on the WHO Code, and the different policy documents that Member States have endorsed that call for action on HRH. [adapted from author]

Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services

This guide is for health policy makers, program managers, operations researchers or other health professionals who want to bring about change in a health practice or set of practices at a national, regional or facility level. [adapted from author]

Gender Guide to Reproductive Health Publications: Producing Gender-Sensitive Publications for Health Professionals

The main goal of reproductive health publications is to advance reproductive health outcomes. However, with this guidance, health professional staff also can learn to incorporate gender perspectives into every stage of the publication process and thus ensure that women and men in the audience receive and understand the information they need. [adapted from author]

K4Health Guide for Conducting Health Information Needs Assessments

This guide was developed in order to walk health professionals (including policy makers, program managers and health care providers) through the process of assessing information needs among individuals working at different levels of the health system; to share lessons learned and tips for various methodologies; and to provide tools that can be used or adapted in future assessments. [adapted from author]

Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Women: WHO Clinical and Policy Guidelines

These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support. They also seek to raise awareness, among health-care providers and policymakers, of violence against women, to better understand the need for an appropriate health sector response to violence against women. [from summary]

Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit

This toolkit contains resources to help policy makers, program managers, service providers, and other audiences improve access to and quality of community-based family planning services. [from publisher]

Leadership and Management Toolkit

This toolkit provides evidence-based guidance and tools to update, expand, or develop leadership and management skills in health managers and service provision programs. [from publisher]

CHW Principles of Practice: Guiding Principles for Non-Governmental Organizations and Their Partners for Coordinated National Scale-Up of Community Health Worker Programs

The principles outlined in this document are intended as a framework for advocacy, programming and partnership between implementing NGOs, government and donor agencies working with key community health worker (CHW) cadres in countries for which rapid and urgent scale-up of CHW programs is a priority.

Building Leadership For Data Demand and Use: A Facilitator's Guide

This program is designed as an organizational process that brings together teams to focus on and develop leadership and management practices, identify and face challenges that inhibit data use, and achieve measurable results in applying data demand and use technical skills in order to make well-informed, evidence-based policy and program decisions. This curriculum has been developed as a complete program that will allow facilitators and the faculty of institutions of higher education to deliver the course. [from author]