There are several essential components to ensure that activities are carried out and implemented effectively to reduce child mortality. Ongoing coordination and advocacy for child health at national and sub-national levels; ensuring sufficient resources (human, financial and material) and managing their effective use so that activities can be carried out as planned; enabling a supportive supervision environment to motivate staff and ensure quality care; properly engaging communities to create awareness and demand for health services; and monitoring implementation progress by analyzing routinely collected data. To support countries in planning for the implementation phase, the global CSA working group has developed a CSA implementation checklist with recommended steps and components to ensure successful implementation.

Additional tools and resources around planning, managing, and reviewing implementation progress are also included in this section.


There are 10 Implementation resources below.

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Year Published: 2023 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
This guidance describes a catalogue of indicators for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (MNCAH) that can be monitored through health management information system data. It is a module of the WHO Toolkit for Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) Data and links to relevant indicators from other programmatic modules of the WHO toolkit.  The document provides guidance on possible analysis and visualization of the indicators, including considerations for interpreting and using the data for decision-making.
Year Published: 2015 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
This handbook guides program managers and planners on caring for newborns and children in the community, including outlining a set of intervention packages and key decisions and actions required for country-level planning and implementation.
Year Published: 2024 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
As countries prepare to accelerate action for child survival, they are faced with multiple decisions. There is no one-size fits all approach that can be applied to this process, as every context requires different solutions. Countries must decide what is most suitable for their context based on existing health systems challenges, local standards and policy recommendations, financial resources, different stakeholder groups, and other factors. While approaches may vary according to local circumstances, the global CSA working group has developed the following guidance checklist recommending practical steps to consider when developing/sharpening and rolling-out child health plans. This top-level tool should also be useful in identifying which CSA phase a country is in and the category of tools to focus efforts.
Year Published: 2024 | Resource Type: Tool | Languages: English, French
A quantification tool to help countries estimate their needs in non-malaria commodities and the gap that Global Fund could potentially fund. The tool facilitates completion of the GF non-malaria iCCM gap tables required as part of the funding request to Global Fund.The tool is an Excel spreadsheet which enables the user to estimate the forecast and procurement requirements for amoxicillin to treat pneumonia cases, as well as for ORS and zinc sulfate to treat diarrhea cases in children 2-59 months at the community level, using the morbidity method of quantification.
Year Published: 2022 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English, French
This forecasting supplement, which complements a general guidance document Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement, will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting quantification of needs for priority reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health medical products. It has been updated to include new products and recommendations from WHO.
Year Published: 2024 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
This tool provides an overview of purpose, methodology, scope, and other considerations for MNCAH programme reviews.Accompanying resources:Facilitators’ guide for conducting national and subnational programme reviews for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent healthMaternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programme review data tool
Year Published: 2018 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English, French
This document provides guidance for establishing and conducting child death reviews as part of overall quality improvement.
Year Published: 2021 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
This modular-based training is designed to provide knowledge and skills on the basic principles of program planning for RMNCAH.  The training modules specifically focus on the implementation planning cycle at sub-national level.
Year Published: 2018 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
This document sets out the four strategic objectives of the quality of care (QoC) Network: leadership, action, learning, and accountability. The strategic objectives are underpinned by the importance of community engagement in improving quality of care.
Year Published: 2018 | Resource Type: Guide | Languages: English
This guidance provides a framework for improving the quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities.