PATH Procurement Tool Kit

PATH Procurement Capacity Toolkit
PATH/Patrick McKern

From the PATH web site: "Using our 30 years of experience in international health and procurement, PATH developed the Procurement Capacity Toolkit to strengthen skills among those responsible for the supply of reproductive health products. The toolkit’s modular format enables customized, on-the-job training tailored to participants’ needs, as determined by initial evaluation. The toolkit contains ten learning modules addressing key elements of the procurement process, as well as summary information for policymakers and program managers, assessment tools, and information on additional resources. PATH evaluated the Procurement Capacity Toolkit by working with procurement staff in Malawi and Zambia."

Procurement and Supply Management Tool Box

From their web site: "This Toolbox has been developed as a central repository for a wide range of health-related procurement and supply management tools. The Toolbox contains a search engine to facilitate quick tool selection. If a tool is available in the public domain a link to the respective website has been provided to download the most recent version."

"The content of the Toolbox will be updated regularly. There is a forum where you can share your experiences with PSM tools and ask questions about them. You can request information on tools that are not included in the Toolbox and express the need for a new tool(s)."

Knowledge for Health (K4Health) online toolkits

K4Health eToolkits are electronic libraries of resources on a particular health topic that are vetted and selected by technical experts. They are designed for health program managers, service providers, and policy makers. Covering a wide range of priority health topics, K4Health eToolkits are products of collaborative efforts between K4Health and partner organizations around the world.

At K4Health, we are guided by a continuous publishing principle that ensures we identify and make accessible new information resources as they become available. Our goal is to keep the toolkits up-to-date and fill remaining information gaps so that health care professionals around the world have access to the information they need to develop policies, design programs, and make health care decisions based on evidence.

K4Health Toolkits that may be of interest include:

  • Condom Use
  • Implants,
  • Injectables,
  • IUDs,
  • Lactational Amenorrhea Method
  • Standard Days Method
  • Community-Based Family Planning,
  • Elements of Family Planning Success,
  • Family Planning and HIV Services Integration,
  • Postabortion Care, and
  • Postpartum Family Planning.

FP Advocacy Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist advocates in the family planning/reproductive health fi eld in their eff orts to promote policy dialogue on the health, social, and economic benefi ts of increasing access to family planning services. By tailoring the messages included in the toolkit, advocates can present culturally relevant arguments to promote family planning and birth spacing in their particular settings.