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Promoting the growth of children : what works

FAVIN, Michael

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This manual is part four of the World Bank's nutrition toolkit. It aims to help with the design and supervision of effective and feasible nutrition projects and project components and to carry out comprehensive analysis of sectoral and policy issues affecting food consumption and nutrition

Building for health care: a guide for health planners and architects of first and second level facilities


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This report looks at the different issues and actions involved in implementing a health care project in Southern Africa. It is divided into 11 sections: 1) introduction; 2) project inception, available infrastructure, needs assessment, civil works and operational costs; 3) project organization, management, planning, and implementation; 4) project brief, including: aims, planning study results, sites, equipment and components, master plans, norms, accommodation and costs, departmental planning policies, operational policy statement, building construction, budget costs, activity schedules, and design brief; 5) hospital design using specific principles and dimensions for different departments; 6) engineering; 7) costs management during construction; 8) planning of health equipment; 9) commissioning; 10) project evaluation; and 11) mistakes and how to avoid them. [Publisher's abstract].

Project design for program managers : conducting a workshop on planning community-based projects


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This is a six-day, 11-session curriculum to train project managers to design community-based projects. Project design is approached as an on-going process within an organisation, encompassing needs assessment, problem identification, development and implementation of solutions, monitoring and outcome assessment. It is applicable to all sectors and is a very useful tool for CBR trainers

Developing an AIDS prevention education program for persons with developmental disabilities

JACOBS, Raymond
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The AIDS epidemic poses a serious threat to people with developmental disabilities, the magnitude of which has not yet been fully realised by many professionals working with this population. However, models for effective AIDS prevention education have been developed within other populations.The author discusses key principles utilised in existing models and presents recommendations on how to adapt these models when designing programmes for people who have developmental disabilities, most specifically, for those with mild to moderate range of mental retardation

Early childhood development


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The early child development (ECD) website is a knowledge source designed to assist policy makers, programme managers, and practitioners in their efforts to promote the healthy growth and integral development of young children. It lists details of the key players in the field of ECD, contains downloadable resources including documents, reports and websites, and has a regional focus on Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. The website contains sections on the World Bank's ECD and HIV/AIDS initiative in sub-Saharan Africa as well as tools and manuals developed by the World Bank's ECD team

Charities Evaluation Services website


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Improving Quality is the quality scheme written to be used both as a self assessment tool as well as external assessment. Its focus is on elements that all not for profit organisations need. Although written to target small organisations, it is equally applicable to larger ones.

IQ addresses all the key areas of organisational life in 4 elements

Accountable – Good Governance, Leadership and management
Welcoming – Involving Service users, managing and developing Staff and Volunteers, Equality and Diversity and working with others
Effective – refers to the services that an organisations provides and the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation that the organisations carries out
Sustainable – How the organisation manages, risk, money and the resources to make service delivery happen

Priorities for local AIDS control efforts : an overview of the PLACE method


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Provides information about the Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) method of improving HIV prevention programme coverage. It was dveloped by local AIDS prevention managers in resource poor settings who wanted to know where to target resources to prevent new infections. The focus on PLACE is to identify gaps in current prevention programmes and monitor programme coverage over time

The Africa campaign on disability and HIV & AIDS

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The Africa Campaign is a unifying umbrella under which disabled people's organisations, organisations of people living with HIV & AIDS, non-governmental organisations, AIDS services organisations, researchers, activists, and other citizens work collectively to achieve two main objectives: a coordinated response involving persons with disabilities in African countries to achieve inclusive national HIV & AIDS policies and programmes; and equal access for persons with disabilities in Africa to information and services on HIV & AIDS. This website contains information about the campaign and key documents

Human rights training : a manual on human rights training methodology


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The purpose of this resource is to provide training for professionals working in the field of human rights. It offers a range of techniques tailored to the specific needs of a given group. The tools include: collegial presentations; training the trainers; interactive pedagogical techniques; audience specificity; and competency-based techniques. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in programme development and human rights legislation

Managing a non profit : a guide for NGO managers

IVOM, Damian O

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The aim of the guide is to help develop the capacity of NGOs by critically analysing thematic areas with examples for effective NGO management in developing countries, especially Africa, thereby making them become accountable to the community they serve, the government and the funding agencies

Access|an e-newsletter for the water and sanitation program community

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ACCESS is a free news briefing delivered directly to you through E-mail. Delivered every six weeks, ACCESS takes you straight to information of interest to professionals in the water and sanitation sector. Provides sector news, learning resources, news from the Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) and more
Four a year

Capacity Africa


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The website provides information about a capacity building service based in Kenya. It outlines the range of services this organisation offers, such as training materials, courses and project & programme evaluations

WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme


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The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low- and middle-income. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives– even where resources are scarce.

Resources available include:

mhGAP Operations Manual (2018)
mhGAP Training Manuals (2017)
mhGAP Intervention Guide 2.0 app (2017)
mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0 (2016)

Reports of the yearly mhGAP Forum are available