Counseling for Choice: The Choice Book for Providers

Counseling for Choice (C4C) is an evidence-based approach to contraceptive counseling aimed at supporting clients to make the best choice about which method is right for them. C4C was developed to address many of the causes of unmet need for contraception and discontinuation among users who still want to prevent pregnancy. C4C aims to change providers and clients’ participation in voluntary family planning counseling discussions and ensure that clients can use their voice, choice, and agency to make contraceptive choices that meet their needs. The approach requires a thorough training in C4C techniques and the use of the Choice Book for Providers, a job aid and visual tool providers use with clients during counseling sessions. The C4C Choice Books have been translated into English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Source: PSI

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022

DO ’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys

This two page document provides program managers with guidance about designing programs to engage men and boys in promoting health and gender equity.

It brings together recent best practices and lessons learned for male engagement across health areas. It is intended to inform decision-making about programs, policy, media coverage, and funding priorities.

Click on the links below to see the document in:

Last modified: April 5, 2022

Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Coronavirus — COVID-19 Factsheet

This factsheet offers information for the public on the basics of COVID-19.

Included is information on:

  • What is COVID-19?
  • How does it spread?
  • Who does it infect?
  • How can you prevent infection?

Last modified: December 9, 2021

Language: Chinese, English, Filipino, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese




    Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings

    This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian program managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents. It provides user-friendly tools for assessing the impact of a crisis on adolescents, implementing an adolescent-friendly Minimum Initial Service Package, and ensuring that adolescents can participate in the development and implementation of humanitarian programs.

    Other tools are specifically designed for healthcare providers to help them be more effective in providing and tracking services for adolescents at the clinic and community levels. This guide is a companion to the Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings.

    Last modified: October 17, 2021

    Language: English, French, Spanish




      Framework for Reopening Schools

      These guidelines aim to inform the decision-making process regarding school reopening, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of overall public health and education planning processes. It is designed to be a flexible tool that can be adapted to each context and updated as the situation changes. The guidelines outline six key priorities to assess the readiness of those schools and inform planning.

      Last modified: September 30, 2021

      Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish




        My Hero is You, How Kids can Fight COVID-19!

        This is a new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

        With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

        The book – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, a unique collaboration of United Nations agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations and international agencies providing mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings.

        During the early stages of the project, more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The input was invaluable to script writer and illustrator Helen Patuck and the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.

        In order to reach as many children as possible, the book will be widely translated, with six language versions released today and more than 30 others in the pipeline. It is being released as both an online product and audio book.

        Source: WHO, UNICEF, IFRC, UNHCR

        Date of Publication: September 30, 2021

        Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response – Recommended Actions

        This document is intended to provide guidance on how to support the social service workforce and empower them to safely serve children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance is for governments, non-governmental organizations, social service workers, and their supervisors.

        A webinar was held on May 14, 2020 to review the techincal note and learn from country-specific examples. The full recording and presentations are now available.

        Last modified: September 30, 2021

        Language: English, French, Serbian, Spanish

        WHO Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2025

        The purpose of this global strategy is to strengthen health systems through the application of digital health technologies for consumers, health professionals, health care providers and industry towards empowering patients and achieving the vision of health for all.

        The strategy is designed to be fit for purpose and for use by all Member States including those with limited access to digital technologies, goods and services. In the context of this global strategy, digital health is understood to mean “the field of knowledge and practice associated with the development and use of digital technologies to improve health”

        Last modified: August 12, 2021

        Language: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish