Humanitarian Health Quality of Care Toolkit

This toolkit aims to assist humanitarian health field staff in measuring quality of care in humanitarian health programs to inform quality improvement activities and includes operational guidance for each tool. It can be used in all areas of essential health care as defined by the SPHERE guidelines, including communicable diseases, child health, sexual and reproductive health, injury and trauma care, mental health, non-communicable diseases, and palliative care.

Last modified: February 19, 2024

Language: English

Source: FHI 360

Year of Publication: 2022

Responsive Care and Early Learning (RCEL) Addendum Resource Collection

The RCEL Addendum is a global package that gives programs the flexibility to adapt the materials to different country contexts and audiences by adjusting the content and delivery modalities. It can be added or integrated into existing child health, nutrition, or infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counseling packages, including UNICEF’s Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package, which is the model for the RCEL Addendum.

Last modified: January 2, 2024

Language: English

Source: USAID Advancing Nutrition

Year of Publication: 2023

Promoting Vaccination: A Toolkit for Collaborating with Faith Communities

This toolkit is designed to equip faith actors and related stakeholders—such as Ministries of Health, medical and scientific bodies, and non-profit organizations that partner with or work alongside faith actors—with the information and tools needed to raise awareness, reduce misinformation, and address barriers that prevent faith communities in particular from engaging in vaccination. It includes information on theological dimensions of vaccination, holding discussions on vaccination, messaging on social media, holding inter-faith discussion forums on vaccine promotion, organizing harmonized inter-faith vaccine campaigns, and engaging with faith-based scientific technical bodies. Ultimately, this toolkit is intended to promote innovative partnerships that drive vaccine acceptance and uptake and to inspire increased strategic discussion and investment among stakeholders in the vaccine space.


यह टूलकिट धार्मिक/आस्थावान प्रभावीजनों तथा सम्बंधित स्टेकहोल्डर्स यथा – स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय, चिकित्स्कीय एवं वैज्ञानिक संस्थानों, टीकाकरण पर व धार्मिक समुदायों के साथ कार्यरत समाज सेवी संस्थाओं के उपयोग के लिए बनायी गयी है ताकि टीकाकरण के प्रति जागरूकता बढ़ाने , भ्रांन्तियों को कम करने, व टीकाकरण के प्रति अविश्वास /संकोच को कम करने में इस टूलकिट में दी गयी जानकारियों का प्रयोग किया जा सके। इस टूलकिट का व्यक्तिगत और संगठन /संस्थानिक स्तर पर टीकाकरण के उपयोग को बढ़ाने के लिए प्रयोग किया जा सकता है। इस टूलकिट में टीकाकरण सम्बन्धी धार्मिक आयाम, टीकाकरण पर परिचर्चा आयोजित करना, सोशल मीडिया पर सन्देश प्रसारित करना, टीकों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए अंतर्धार्मिक परिचर्चा आयोजित करना, संगतपूर्ण अन्तर्धार्मिक टीकाकरण अभियान आयोजित करना तथा धर्म /आस्था आधारित वैज्ञानिक तकनीकि संस्थाए /निकायों को जोड़ने सम्बन्धी विषयों को समाहित किया गया है। मुख्य रूप से इस टूलकिट का प्रमुख उद्देश्य टीकों की स्वीकार्यता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए नवाचार युक्त सहभागिता को प्रोत्साहित करना तथा टीकाकरण के क्षेत्र में रणनीतिक परिचर्चाओं तथा निवेश को प्रोत्साहित करना है।

Last modified: December 4, 2023

Language: English, Hindi

Source: Christian Connections for International Health

Year of Publication: 2023

Guide de dialogue communautaire et boîte à images de Breakthrough ACTION Guinée pour la promotion du vaccin COVID-19 / Breakthrough ACTION Guinea’s Community Dialogue Guide and Image Box for Promotion of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Nous sommes ravis de présenter deux outils conçus pour renforcer l’engagement communautaire et promouvoir l’acceptation du vaccin COVID-19 : le “Guide de Dialogue Communautaire” et pour l’accompagner, la “Boite á Image”. Développés par le projet Breakthrough ACTION Guinea, ces ressources sont des outils pratiques pour renforcer l’adhésion à la vaccination”. Le Guide du Dialogue Communautaire est un manuel complet qui permet de planifier et de mettre en œuvre des dialogues communautaires efficaces en facilitant des conversations constructives sur le vaccin COVID-19. Associée à cela, la Boite à Image contient des supports visuels pour compléter les discussions et transmettre des informations cruciales. Ensemble, ces outils donnent aux communautés les moyens de prendre des décisions éclairées et de contribuer à l’effort collectif pour surmonter les défis posés par la pandémie. Les outils sont adaptables à d’autres vaccins ou sujets de santé et ne sont disponibles qu’en français. 

Breakthrough ACTION Guinée souhaite remercier l’équipe du Cameroun pour avoir fourni une base à la Boite à Image.

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Breakthrough ACTION Guinea’s Community Dialogue Guide and Image Box for Promotion of the COVID-19 Vaccine

This resource includes two innovative tools designed to enhance community engagement and foster COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: the “Guide de Dialogue Communautaire” (Community Dialogue Guide) and its companion “Boite á Image” (Image Box). Developed by the Breakthrough ACTION Guinea project, these resources are a packet of practical tools to strengthen vaccination Adherence. The Community Dialogue Guide serves as a comprehensive manual to plan and implement effective community dialogues by facilitating meaningful conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine. Paired with it, the Image Box contains visual aids to complement discussions and convey crucial information to participants. Together, these tools empower communities to make informed decisions and contribute to the collective effort in overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic. The tools are adaptable to other vaccines or health topics and only available in French.  

Breakthrough ACTION Guinea would like to thank the Cameroon team for providing a base for the Boite à Image (Image Box).  

Last modified: November 23, 2023

Language: French

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

Gender Analysis for Vaccine Response [Toolkit]/Analyse des disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale [Boite à outils]

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for a more gender-equitable approach to vaccine response. As public health agencies around the world work to ensure that everyone has access to vaccines, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) actors must recognize and address the different ways in which gender can impact vaccine acceptance and uptake.

Breakthrough ACTION developed the Gender Analysis Toolkit for Vaccine Response for RCCE actors working with national health authorities and other partners to develop, implement, and monitor a vaccine response. This toolkit provides practical guidance to identify gender-related barriers that need to be addressed and identify opportunities that can be leveraged to enable a gender-equitable vaccine response that increases coverage for all. While Breakthrough ACTION developed this toolkit based on improving the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, it is applicable to any vaccine response.


Analyse des disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale [Boite à outils]

Analyse des disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale : Boîte à outils pour les acteurs impliqués dans la communication des risques et l’engagement communautaire

La recherche sur la pandémie de COVID-19 a mis en évidence la nécessité d’une approche plus équitable entre les femmes, les hommes et les personnes aux autres identités de genre dans la réponse vaccinale. Alors que les agences de santé publique du monde entier s’efforcent de garantir l’accès de toutes et tous aux vaccins, les acteurs de la communication sur les risques et de l’engagement communautaire (CREC) doivent reconnaître et prendre en compte les différentes façons dont le genre peut influencer la couverture vaccinale et l’acceptation des vaccins.

Breakthrough ACTION a élaboré une boite à outils pour une analyse ddes disparités de genre pour la riposte vaccinale à l’intention des acteurs de la RCCE qui travaillent avec les autorités sanitaires nationales et d’autres partenaires pour élaborer, mettre en œuvre et surveiller une réponse vaccinale. Cette boîte à outils fournit des conseils pratiques pour identifier les obstacles liés au genre qui doivent être abordés et identifier les opportunités qui peuvent être exploitées pour permettre une riposte vaccinale équitable du point de vue du genre qui augmente la couverture vaccinale pour toutes et tous. Bien que Breakthrough ACTION ait développé cette boîte à outils en se basant sur l’amélioration de l’utilisation des vaccins COVID-19, elle est applicable à toute réponse vaccinale.

Last modified: November 13, 2023

Language: English, French

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

Audience Segmentation for Vaccination [Toolkit]/Segmentation d’audience pour la vaccination [Boite à outils]

This toolkit is intended for use by social and behavioral change communication professionals to encourage vaccine acceptance and uptake by employing segmentation based on attitudes and behaviors of their intended audience.

The goals of this toolkit are to:

  • Familiarize toolkit users with the concept of segmentation and how it can be employed to target messaging during epidemics.
  • Provide resources for policymakers and implementers.
  • Support preparedness efforts to protect against and anticipate needs in the next pandemic.

Segmentation d’audience pour la vaccination [Boite à outils]

Ce boite à outils a été conçu pour aider les professionnels de communication pour le changement social et comportemental à encourager l’acceptation et le recours à la vaccination en utilisant une segmentation basée sur les attitudes et comportements des populations ciblées.

Objectifs de ce boite à outils :

  • Familiariser les utilisateurs du kit avec le concept de segmentation et de son utilisation pour cibler les messages lors d’épidémies ;
  • Fournir des ressources pour les décideurs politiques et les responsables de mise en œuvre ;
  • Soutenir les efforts de préparation pour anticiper les besoins pour la prochaine pandémie.

Last modified: November 10, 2023

Language: English, French

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2023

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

NORMAL Counseling Tools for Menstrual Bleeding Changes

Fears and misconceptions around menstrual changes associated with some contraceptive methods often contribute to discontinuation and non-use of contraception. Although amenorrhea or reduced bleeding can have important non-contraceptive health and lifestyle advantages, these potential benefits are often not emphasized in counseling sessions. To address this gap in counseling, FHI 360 and Population Services International (PSI) co-developed the NORMAL counseling tools to guide health care workers in counseling family planning clients on bleeding changes associated with the use of hormonal contraception and the copper intrauterine device.

The suite of tools includes a facility-based tool, community-based tool, and training slides.

Source: FHI 360

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022

Integrated HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM) Response Resource Kit for Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria

This resource kit is designed to effectively equip a core team of trainers and participants with required information on aspects of integrated ATM planning, strategies,interventions and communication. This is expected to strengthen the capacity of CSOs and their members as key stakeholders in the ATM prevention, control,treatment and the reduction/elimination of morbidity and mortality deriving from the diseases. This kit comprehensively gathers different reports, researches, intellectual knowledge and practical experiences of independent consultants, civil society organizations in Nigeria. There are five modules in the kit:

  • Module 1: Overview on HIV/AIDS/ TB and Malaria
  • Module 2: Roles of CSOs
  • Module 3: Capacity Building /Enhancement
  • Module 4: Community Response
  • Module 5: The Structure of National Response and How Civil Society Fits

Source: ActionAid Nigeria

Date of Publication: October 19, 2021

Saleema Initiative

The Saleema initiative, launched in 2008 by the National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW) and UNICEF Sudan, supports the protection of girls from genital cutting, particularly in the context of efforts to promote collective abandonment of the practice at community level.

Saleema is a word that means whole, healthy in body and mind, unharmed, intact, pristine, and untouched, in a God-given condition.The broad objective of Saleema is to change the way that people talk about female genital cutting by promoting, at the community level, wide usage of new positive terminology to describe the natural bodies of girls and women.

Since the Saleema Initiative began in 2009, the ideal of keeping girls saleema has spread throughout Sudan, and also created interest in neighbouring countries such as Somalia and Egypt.

Source: UNICEF

Date of Publication: October 19, 2021