Limaye R, Sullivan T, Dalessandro S, Hendrix-Jenkins A. Looking Through a Social Lens: Conceptualising Social Aspects of Knowledge Management for Global Health Practitioners. Journal of Public Health Research 2017; 6:761. The authors discuss the evolution of knowledge management, then propose a conceptualization of knowledge management that incorporates human and social factors for use within a global health context. Their conceptualization of social knowledge management recognizes the importance of social capital, social learning, social software and platforms, and social networks, all within the context of a larger social system and driven by social benefit. They then outline the limitations and discuss future directions of our conceptualization, and suggest how this new conceptualization is essential for any global health practitioner in the business of managing knowledge.
Evidence-based programs, yes—but what about more program-based evidence? Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018;6(2):247-248. Policy makers and program managers are better enabled to draw relevant lessons from implementation research and program experience elsewhere when there is richer documentation on what was done and what key contextual factors may have influenced outcomes. Newly developed Program Reporting Standards from WHO provide helpful guidance on what is needed for optimally useful documentation.
Coffey PS, Hodgins S, Bishop A. Effective collaboration for scaling up health technologies: a case study of the chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care experience. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018;6(1):178-191. Facilitating factors for the
Chlorhexidine Working Group: (1) strong, transparent leadership by a neutral broker, promoting shared ownership among all members; (2) reliable internal and external communication; (3) well-defined terms of reference building on common interest around a simple, effective health intervention; (4) clear benefits of participation, including access to evidence and technical assistance; and (5) adequate resources to support the secretariat functions.
Koek I, Monclair M, Anastasi E, ten Hoope-Bender P, Higgs E, Obregon R. Doing what we do, better: improving our work through systematic program reporting. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018;6(2):257-259. WHO has recently published program reporting standards to guide the type of information that reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and related health programs should document to promote cross-program learning. The authors strongly encourage partners and key stakeholders to make use of the new standards as part of their routine program reporting.
Mugore S, Mwanja M, Mmari V, Kalula A. Adaptation of the training resource package to strengthen preservice family
planning training for nurses and midwives in Tanzania and Uganda. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018;6(3):584-593. Lessons learned when adapting the evidence-based global family planning training resource package included the need to: (1) engage key nursing and midwifery educators for buy-in; (2) update the technical skills of educators in contraceptive
technology and competency-based training methods; and (3) adapt to the local context including condensing the global content for the time-limited pre-service education context.