Facilitator's manual for the Innov8 approach for reviewing national health programmes to leave no one behind
Around the world, national health authorities are striving to ensure that “no one is left behind”, in keeping with this cross-cutting principle in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Innov8 approach for reviewing national health programmes to leave no one behind aims to support and operationalize these efforts at concrete, programmatic level through an 8-step review process. It supports programmes to be more equity-oriented, rights-based, gender-responsive and to address social determinants influencing effectiveness, hence further contributing to the progressive realization of universal health coverage and the right to health.
This Innov8 Facilitator’s Manual is designed as a partnering publication to the “Innov8 approach for reviewing national health programmes to leave no one behind: technical handbook” (WHO 2016), which describes in detail the Innov8 approach methodology and steps. The Facilitator’s Manual is designed for persons conducting the capacity-building workshops of Innov8 applications.
Innov8 applications should be adapted to the country and programmatic context, and align with national planning and review cycles. To aid and support the adaptation process, this Facilitator’s Manual provides an overarching introduction to the facilitation of a generic Innov8 review process entailing three workshops (sensitization, review and redesign). Each workshop section provides generic concept notes, agendas and session overviews and outlines.
This Innov8 Facilitator’s Manual is being released as a working draft intended for further testing by facilitators for the purposes of supporting the adaptation and application of the Innov8 approach in a range of country contexts. WHO welcomes feedback to improve it and advance the next version.