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Kinachofanya kazi katika Uzazi wa Mpango na Afya ya Uzazi, Sehemu 1: Uchumba wa Kiume

New series gives readers a detailed roadmap of successful FP/RH programs

Leo, Knowledge SUCCESS ina furaha kutangaza ya kwanza katika mfululizo unaoandika "Nini Hufanya Kazi katika Upangaji Uzazi na Afya ya Uzazi." Mfululizo mpya utawasilisha, kwa kina, essential elements of impactful programs. The series uses innovative design to address some of the barriers that traditionally discourage people from creating or using documents that share this level of detail.

For our first edition, we feature Mpango wa Changamoto kwa Miji yenye Afya (TCIHC)’s male engagement strategy, which used community health workers to promote uptake of vasectomy in urban poor communities in India. In partnership with the Uttar Pradesh state government, and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, TCIHC engaged men in their typical gathering points through urban community health workers, known as “accredited social health activists” (ASHA). The goal of the approach was two-fold:

  • To increase men’s involvement in family planning, na
  • To improve their awareness of and voluntary use of non-scalpel vasectomy.

The program’s results are impressive: Ndani ya 20 cities where TCIHC operates, between February 2019 and January 2020 (during the program’s implementation), men’s adoption of non-scalpel vasectomy increased by 87% compared to the same time period from the previous year.

Why did we create this new series?

The new “Kinachofanya kazi katika Uzazi wa Mpango na Afya ya Uzazi” series comes from ideas and insights shared during four regional warsha za kuunda ushirikiano that Knowledge SUCCESS held in 2020 with family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) wataalamu.

When asked what challenges they face to improving programs, workshop participants shared that FP/RH program best practices are not always comprehensively documented, contextualized, or packaged in a way that’s easy to use. They also said there’s a lack of information on lessons learned about what haifanyi work in FP/RH—information that could help them avoid repeating mistakes.

“Although there are a number of FP programs being conducted, documentation of what works is not adequate. Matokeo yake, it’s not obvious to see clearly what works in FP programs. Challenge of diverse nature of cultures, localizing the evidence and best practices within a certain context is a challenge to actually move FP programs forward.”Knowledge SUCCESS co-creation workshop participant

Some of the workshop participants pointed to the lack of a standard template for documenting best practices as a barrier to sharing this type of information with other professionals.

“There is no standard template on what you should write on a best practiceoften end up sharing information that is not useful.”Knowledge SUCCESS co-creation workshop participant

Shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO) has developed such templates to help health professionals document important details of implementation, context, and impact to support effective replication and scale-up. Kwa mfano, ya WHO Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices outlines the types of information that health officials need when considering replicating a best practice. Zaidi ya hayo, ya WHO Programme Reporting Standards for Sexual, Uzazi, Mama, Mtoto mchanga, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) provides guidance to program implementers and researchers on how to report complete and accurate details on the design, utekelezaji, ufuatiliaji, and evaluation processes of SRMNCAH programs.

The new Knowledge SUCCESS “What Works” template

What we heard during our co-creation workshops is that the missing piece of the puzzle is to package those details in a way that’s easy for health professionals to digest and put into practice. Our new “What Works” series aims to fill this gap. We adapted the templates from the two seminal WHO guidance documents noted above to describe what was done, lini, wapi, vipi, and by whom. Important details about program experiences are presented in short, visual, and useful tidbits which can be consumed in under a minute. Breaking down a comprehensive program document into these pieces ofmicrocontentallows readers to explore the details at their own pace. Readers can also quickly navigate to key aspects that they are interested in learning more about, kwa mfano:

  • Usuli to learn about the context,
  • Intervention to learn about how the program was implemented,
  • Matokeo to find out about impact, au
  • Key Implications for lessons learned and information about sustainability, kuongeza kasi, and adaptability.

Traditionally, documents that explore program details are shared in a lengthy PDF format, with lots of text and figures. Readers are presented with all the information at once. Behavioral science tells us this can be overwhelming and ultimately result in inaction. We address this overwhelm issue by presenting the information in interactive, easily-consumable chunks.

“… because we work in silos we have a habit of reinventing the wheel and we are not learning from one another. … we are doing the same thing over and over again instead of disseminating amongst each other and drawing on what each other is doing.”Knowledge SUCCESS co-creation workshop participant

Tell Us What You’d Like to Know

We invite you to explore our new series, and let us know what you think. Is this format useful for you and your program planning needs? Does it provide a sufficient amount of detail to understand the approach? Does it support you in decision-making for your program?

Tell us in the form below.

We’d also love to hear from you if you would like to contribute a program experience to this series. Let’s learn from each other!

Kinachofanya kazi katika Uzazi wa Mpango na Afya ya Uzazi, Sehemu 1: Uchumba wa Kiume
Elizabeth Tully

Afisa Programu Mwandamizi, Maarifa MAFANIKIO / Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano

Elizabeth (Liz) Tully ni Afisa Mkuu wa Programu katika Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano. Anaunga mkono juhudi za usimamizi wa maarifa na programu na ushirikiano wa ushirikiano, pamoja na kuendeleza maudhui ya kuchapisha na kidijitali, ikijumuisha matumizi shirikishi na video za uhuishaji. Masilahi yake ni pamoja na upangaji uzazi/afya ya uzazi, ushirikiano wa idadi ya watu, afya, na mazingira, na kusambaza na kuwasiliana habari katika miundo mipya na ya kusisimua. Liz ana digrii ya B.S. katika Sayansi ya Familia na Wateja kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha West Virginia na imekuwa ikifanya kazi katika usimamizi wa maarifa ya upangaji uzazi tangu wakati huo 2009.

Sophie Weiner

Afisa Programu, Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano

Sophie Weiner ni Afisa wa Programu ya Usimamizi wa Maarifa na Mawasiliano katika Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano ambapo amejitolea kuendeleza maudhui ya magazeti na dijitali., kuratibu matukio ya mradi, na kuimarisha uwezo wa kusimulia hadithi katika Afrika ya Kifaransa. Masilahi yake ni pamoja na upangaji uzazi/afya ya uzazi, mabadiliko ya kijamii na tabia, na makutano kati ya idadi ya watu, afya, na mazingira. Sophie ana B.A. katika Uhusiano wa Kifaransa/Kimataifa kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha Bucknell, na M.A. kwa Kifaransa kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha New York, na shahada ya uzamili katika Tafsiri ya Fasihi kutoka Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Ruwaida Salem

Afisa Programu Mwandamizi, Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano

Ruwaida Salem, Afisa Mkuu wa Programu katika Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano, ina karibu 20 uzoefu wa miaka mingi katika uwanja wa afya duniani. Kama timu inayoongoza kwa suluhu za maarifa na mwandishi mkuu wa Kujenga Mipango Bora: Mwongozo wa Hatua kwa Hatua wa Kutumia Usimamizi wa Maarifa katika Afya ya Ulimwenguni, yeye miundo, zana, na hudhibiti programu za usimamizi wa maarifa ili kuboresha ufikiaji na matumizi ya taarifa muhimu za afya miongoni mwa wataalamu wa afya duniani kote. Ana Shahada ya Uzamili ya Afya ya Umma kutoka Shule ya Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ya Afya ya Umma, Shahada ya Kwanza ya Sayansi katika Dietetics kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha Akron, na Cheti cha Wahitimu katika Usanifu wa Uzoefu wa Mtumiaji kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha Kent State.

Anne Kott

Kiongozi wa Timu, Mawasiliano na Maudhui, Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano

Anne Kott, MSPH, ndiye kiongozi wa timu anayewajibika kwa mawasiliano na maudhui kwenye Mafanikio ya Maarifa. Katika nafasi yake, anasimamia ufundi, ya programu, na vipengele vya utawala vya usimamizi wa maarifa kwa kiwango kikubwa (KM) na programu za mawasiliano. Awali, aliwahi kuwa mkurugenzi wa mawasiliano wa Maarifa kwa Afya (K4Afya) Mradi, kiongozi wa mawasiliano kwa Sauti za Upangaji Uzazi, na kuanza kazi yake kama mshauri wa kimkakati wa mawasiliano wa Fortune 500 makampuni. Alipata MSPH katika mawasiliano ya afya na elimu ya afya kutoka Shule ya Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ya Afya ya Umma na shahada ya kwanza ya sanaa katika Anthropolojia kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha Bucknell..

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