Resources

Welcome to the Child Health Task Force Resource Library. This database hosts a range of documents from agencies and organizations working on child health programming. When using the search function, please be as specific as possible. More specific search language will return the most appropriate results. Resources are available for download for further reading and can be sent via email or other social media platforms for ease of sharing.

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Tool | English | | 2021

Updated Critical Shifts and Principles Framework

This updated principles framework for capacity strengthening built on the original 4 domains of change, principles for good technical assistance and critical shifts co-created by maternal, neonatal and child health stakeholders in the DRC and Nigeria. This version was developed by the Inter-agency Working Group for Capacity Strengthening (IAWG) comprised of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank through a co-creation and system mapping process. Updated Critical Shifts and Principles Framework110.81 KB

Presentation | English | | 2021

Multisectoral Collaboration for School Health Presentation (Schultz & Shors) - October 19, 2021

Presentation made during the webinar hosted by the Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup on October 19, 2021 to share findings from interviews with USAID Africa Missions and other partners operationalizing school health and nutrition. The presenters were Luke Shors and Linda Schultz, consultants advising the Child Health Task Force on this work. Read the full report here.

Multisectoral Collaboration for School Health Presentation (Schultz & Shors) - October 19, 20212.98 MB
Presentation | English, French | | 2021

QoC Quarterly Meeting Presentation - October 7, 2021

Presentation slides from the QoC subgroup quarterly meeting held on October 7, 2021.

QoC Quarterly Meeting Presentation - October 7, 20212.45 MB
Report | English | Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia | 2021

Report: Operationalizing Health & Education Coordination

This report commissioned by the Child Health Task Force presents recommendations for operationalizing school health and education that surfaced through interviews with USAID Africa Bureau Missions. It addresses the question: How do countries, practitioners, and development partners bridge the gap between knowing 'what to do' and 'how to do it' when it comes to school health? 

Report: Operationalizing Health & Education Coordination3.58 MB
Presentation | English | Uganda, Nigeria | 2021

COVID-19 Returning to School Presentation (Kitaka, Chukwu & Sadoh) - September 30, 2021

Presentation from the 11th webinar in the Child Health Task Force series - Understanding Child Health in the Context of COVID-19 - hosted by the Implementation Science subgroup on September 30, 2021. The webinar, titled Returning to School: Impact of COVID-19 school closures on child & adolescent health in sub-Saharan Africa and plans for reopening safely, featured Dr. Sabrina Kitaka (Makerere University, Uganda), Dr. Angela Chukwu (University of Ibadan, Nigeria and ARISE Network), and Prof. Wilson Sadoh (University of Benin, Nigeria). 

COVID-19 Returning to School Presentation (Kitaka, Chukwu & Sadoh) - September 30, 20215.73 MB
Action Plan | English | | 2021

Ending Preventable Under-Five Deaths: A Roadmap to 2030

The Child Health Task Force Strategic Plan 2021-2025 serves as a roadmap for our work in helping countries end preventable under-five deaths and achieve the 2030 SDGs for children, ensuring they are able to thrive, reach their full potential, and become agents of change in their communities.

The Child Health Task Force Strategic Plan 2021-20251.65 MB
Presentation | English | | 2021

CHEHS Meeting Presentation (IRC, WHO, UNICEF, GAVI)- August 26, 2021

Presentation slides from the Child Health in Emergencies and Humanitarian Settings subgroup bi-monthly meeting on August 26, 2021. The first presenter, Katie Murphy (IRC), spoke about strengthening nurturing care in conflict settings. The second presenter, Ahmadu Yakubu (UNICEF), shared lessons on reaching zero-dose children during humanitarian crises, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CHEHS Meeting Presentation (IRC, WHO, UNICEF, GAVI)- August 26, 20217.28 MB
Report | English | | 2020

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families with Disabilities

This report is informed by Save the Children's global research series to generate rigorous evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic and measures implemented to mitigate it are impacting children’s health, nutrition, learning, wellbeing, protection, family finances and poverty. The results and recommendations shared in this resource focus on the various impacts of COVID-19 on children and parents/caregivers with disabilities and their families. The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families with Disabilities3.51 MB

Report | English | | 2020

Children with disabilities: Ensuring their inclusion in COVID-19 response strategies and evidence generation

This report developed by UNICEF highlights the unique impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities and provides guidance on how to assess the impact of the pandemic on these children. Actionable steps to protect them involve the deliberate inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in every stage of the COVID-19 response. Also accessible on the UNICEF website.

Children with disabilities: Ensuring their inclusion in COVID-19 response strategies and evidence generation541.53 KB
Report | English | | 2020

A Case for Local Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses the issue of scaling up the local pharmaceutical production in Africa as an opportunity, as well as a necessity, to tackle local epidemics of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, as well as non-communicable diseases whose control could be undermined by the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak. Also available on the Pamela Steele Associates Ltd website.

A Case for Local Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic581.54 KB
Guide | French | Niger | 2020

Plan de Préparation et de Réponse au Nouveau Coronavirus (COVID-19)

le plan de préparation et de réponse au COVID-19, crée par le ministère de la santé au Niger. Aussi disponible sur le site web d'OMS Bureau régionale des Afrique

Plan de Préparation et de Réponse au Nouveau Coronavirus (COVID-19)6.79 MB
Guide | French | Mali | 2020

PRÉVENTION ET CONTRÔLE DE L’INFECTION (PCI) POUR LE NOUVEAU CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Le plan national de prévention et de contrôle de l'infection (PCI) pour le COVID-19 au Mali. Également disponible sur le site web de ministère de la santé

PRÉVENTION ET CONTRÔLE DE L’INFECTION (PCI) POUR LE NOUVEAU CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)749.47 KB
Guide | English | Liberia | 2020

Interim Guidance On Clinical Care For Patients With Covid-19 In Liberia

Clinical guidance for care of patients with COVID-19 in Liberia, developed by the Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL). Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Interim Guidance On Clinical Care For Patients With Covid-19 In Liberia1.73 MB
Guide | English | India | 2021

Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children (below 18 years)

Clinical guidelines for care of children with COVID-19 developed by India's Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children (below 18 years)783.1 KB
Guide | English | Ghana | 2020

Provisional Standard Treatment Guidelines for Novel Coronavirus Infection

Provisional clinical guidance for the treatment of COVID-19 in all age groups developed by the Ministry of Health, Ghana in June, 2020. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Provisional Standard Treatment Guidelines for Novel Coronavirus Infection1.98 MB
Guide | English | Nigeria | 2020

National Interim Guidelines for Clinical Management of COVID-19

Nigeria's national clinical guidelines developed in 2020 for the management of COVID-19 patients in all age groups. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

National Interim Guidelines for Clinical Management of COVID-191.12 MB
Guide | English | Kenya | 2020

Guidelines on the Management of Pediatric Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Clinical guidelines developed by the Kenyan Ministry of Health for the management of pediatric patients with COVID-19. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Guidelines on the Management of Pediatric Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic5.19 MB
Guide | English | Kenya | 2020

Interim Guidance on Continuity of Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance developed by the Kenyan Ministry of Health on continuing essential health services in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Interim Guidance on Continuity of Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic2.01 MB
Guide | English | Ethiopia | 2020

National Comprehensive COVID-19 Clinical Management Handbook for Ethiopia (2nd Edition)

Ethiopia's national clinical guidance on the management of COVID-19 for all age groups. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health, Ethiopia website.

National Comprehensive COVID-19 Clinical Management Handbook for Ethiopia (2nd Edition)1.91 MB
Guide | English | | 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Schools

This guidance was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2021 to provide recommendations for safe reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also accessible on the AAP website.

COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Schools292.93 KB