IntraHealth Partnerships in Reproductive Health and Knowledge Management and Sharing

Earlier this month, IntraHealth became a member of the Reproductive Health Coalition, a global partnership of public, private, and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality reproductive health supplies. Since 2004, this coalition has been at the forefront of international efforts to secure reproductive health supplies by building effective partnerships, strengthening systems, and increasing resources.

IntraHealth is also a partner in the Knowledge Management Working Group,* which contributed to a new toolkit recently launched by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project. The Knowledge Management for Health and Development eToolkit brings together a wealth of knowledge management resources to assist those working in international health and development who are interested in learning more about knowledge management tools and best practices.

Finally, IntraHealth’s global project, CapacityPlus, recently signed a formal partnership agreement with the University of New South Wales’ HRH Knowledge Hub through the project’s digital library of human resources for health (HRH) information, the HRH Global Resource Center. This partnership aims to work collaboratively to share information and resources and to provide access to valuable HRH materials without duplicating efforts. The HRH Global Resource Center currently has over 2,700 resources. Every month, nearly 48,000 users on average access the website.

Based in the School of Public Health of the University of New South Wales, the HRH Knowledge Hub is one of four hubs established by AusAID in 2008 as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to meeting the Millennium Development Goals and improving health in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the key research areas for the hub include leadership and management, maternal health workers, migration, and the public health emergencies workforce.

CapacityPlus is a global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It is led by IntraHealth International and funded by USAID.

*Other working group participants are: C-Change, Child Fund International, Core Group, FHI 360, Institute for Reproductive Health: Georgetown University, Knowledge for Health, University Research Co., LLC, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the USAID Policy Institute and World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health