Zika is a mosquito-borne virus with no vaccine that is mostly spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby, causing a unique pattern of birth defects. Viruses such as dengue and chikungunya are also transmitted by the same species of mosquito as Zika.
This brief expands the business case for private sector investment in women’s health and empowerment in three sections:
- Opportunities for Action
This working paper discusses the need/importance of engaging the private sector. It also presents a review of evidence around strategies and modalities that are implemented in, by, or through the private sector to improve maternal health outcomes.
Private Sector Counts uses Demographic and Health Survey data to illuminate the important contribution of the public and private sectors to sick child care and family planning service delivery. It is an initiative of Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS), a USAID-funded project.
booklet, written in French, Hausa, and Arabic, was developed by Transform/PHARE to support the Sarari intervention. It provides guidance to those delivering sermons on how to incorporate themes about many family welfare topics.
This webpage offers close to 50 sample Barrier Analysis (BA) Questionnaires as well as guidance on how to adapt these questionnaires as references for BA implementers. The questionnaires address behaviors in the areas of maternal and child nutrition, health, water youth, and sanitation and agriculture.
This curriculum was designed for social and behavior change communication professionals in Pakistan, but can be adapted for use in other countries. The purpose of the course is to change the common perception that entertainment cannot educate.
This toolkit provides practical guidance about why, when, and how to systematically partner with champions to advance newborn health advocacy objectives. It also provides examples of how Save the Children has worked with newborn health champions.
The Essential Package (EP) is a comprehensive set of tools and guides for program managers and service providers that enables programs to address the unique needs and competencies of young children, particularly those affected or infected by HIV/AIDS, in an integrated and holistic way.