Family Planning Voices: Storytelling Toolkit

The Knowledge for Health Project and Family Planning 2020 created Family Planning Voices in 2015 to document and share real stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. This storytelling toolkit offers tips and tools we have learned along the way to help anyone collect stories of their colleagues and communities and share them on Family Planning Voices’ global platform.

Family Planning Voices: Stories from the Ouagadougou Partnership / Les Voix de la Planification Familiale: Histoires du Partenariat de Ouagadougou

Family Planning Voices, a global storytelling initiative led by the Knowledge for Health Project and Family Planning 2020, and supported by USAID, asked members of the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) what makes this regional network so vital to their efforts. This booklet presents stories from the OP that reflect its members' passionate commitment to women and families and shed light on the incomparable benefits of OP membership.

Population, Health, and Environment Voices: How Communities in the Philippines Are Securing a Future for the Next Generation

Our world is interconnected. These photos and stories describe an approach known as Population, Health, and Environment (PHE), which focuses on the relationship between human health and environmental health. PHE programs improve primary health care services, particularly family planning and reproductive health, while also helping communities conserve biodiversity, manage natural resources, and develop sustainable livelihoods. When these issues are addressed together, communities thrive.

What Makes a Successful Family Planning Partnership? Experiences from the Costed Implementation Plan Resource Kit

The Knowledge for Health Project conducted a qualitative study to assess the components that facilitated or hindered the Costed Implementation Plan Resource Kit knowledge partnership and its perceived outcomes. Components that facilitated success included accountability, clear roles, dedication, integrity, trust, dependability, competence, and respect/recognition. Components that hindered success included time and resources.

Mobile Phone Programs for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A Knowledge for Health Project landscape analysis assessed how programs use mobile health (mHealth) interventions to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in low- and middle-income countries. The majority (82%) of programs use mHealth as a health promotion tool to facilitate knowledge sharing and behavior change to improve adolescent SRH. Nearly 20% of programs use mHealth to link adolescents to SRH and family planning services and to HIV care and treatment. Several mHealth programs started in one country, but evolved to become multi-country programs.

Share Fairs: Effects of Knowledge Management Techniques On Learning and Sharing in East Africa

Participatory events such as share fairs present opportunities for participants to discuss challenges and ideas to improve their work. How these events influence knowledge sharing and organizational learning capacities had not been systematically documented until the Knowledge for Health Project evaluated the facilitation and impact of a knowledge management share fair. The share fair aimed to strengthen regional networks among health and development professionals in East Africa.

Global Health eLearning: Examining the Effects of Blended Learning Models on Knowledge Application and Retention

To understand how various learning modes can affect knowledge retention and application, the Knowledge for Health Project conducted a cross-sectional study. This February 2017 research brief documents that study, which determined that blended learning is an important strategy to strengthen learning outcomes and application of knowledge among health professionals in lower- and middle-income countries.

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project

This February 2017 research brief documents a test of the effects of knowledge management interventions at the field level. The Knowledge for Health Project conducted a baseline and endline study focused on the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC). The inquiry determined that knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members.

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Effects of a Digital Health Training Package on Client Family Planning Behaviors

This February 2017 research brief describes a cross-sectional study conducted by the Knowledge for Health Project to test the effects of a digital health training package on family planning behaviors in Bangladesh. The study found that:

Use of Interactive Voice Response for Professional Development in Kenya

This report describes an interactive voice response (IVR) eLearning activity implemented by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project. Family planning content from the Global Health eLearning Center (GHeL) was delivered via mobile phone to 233 students and health care providers in Kenya. In order to pass the course, known as the Family Planning Mobile Training Course, participants took a quiz managed via the IVR platform during which they were prompted by SMS text message to initiate their daily training calls.