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Event Materials | English | Ghana | 2021
The Global Nutrition Coordination Plan hosted a webinar to discuss the Girls Iron-Folate Tablet Supplementation (GIFTS) program impact.
English | 2021
Nutrition crisis looms as globally more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of COVID-19 pandemic
Press release by UNICEF and WFP from January 2021 estimating that 39 billion in-school meals have been missed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the important role schools play in delivering routine services to vulnerable children.
Report | English | 2021
World Food Programme (WFP) report launched in February 2021. The report finds that between 2013 and 2020, the number of children receiving school meals grew by 9 percent globally and 36 percent in low-income countries, as governments expanded their programmes and made school feeding the world’s most extensive social safety net. The report also estimates that school meals programmes yield returns of up to US$ 9 for every US$ 1 invested.
Journal Article | English | 2021
Community case study published in Frontiers of Public Health on July 16, 2021.
Guide | English | 2021
Sustaining Adolescent Health Service Delivery During Prolonged School Closures: Considerations in Light of COVID-19
Factsheet developed by the Global Financing Facility providing an overview of approaches to sustain the delivery of school health and nutrition services described above and targeted to adolescents in periods of school closure, while presenting considerations for the resumption of school-based service delivery upon reopening.
English | 2021
Blog post by Luke Shors and Linda Schultz published in Think Global Health on September 16, 2021.
Report | 2021
This report summarizes the results of a survey sent to members in October 2021 to solicit feedback on the Task Force's progress, the subgroups they have participated in within the last six months, and ideas for future activities.
French version linked here.509.56 KB
Presentation | English | Uganda | 2021
Presentation given during the Child Health Task Force hosted webinar on December 7, 2021: Translating Data into Better Health for Children: Lessons from the CODES Project in Uganda. Presented by Peter Waiswa, Makerere University and Flavia Mpanga Kaggwa, UNICEF Uganda.2.86 MB
Report | English | Kenya | 2021
This report was commissioned by the Child Health Task Force and developed by Save the Children Kenya in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in 2021. It provides an account of the status of the iCCM strategy in Kenya, the gaps in its delivery system, and the case for investment. The investment case was informed by desk reviews, key informant interviews, and case studies from Busia, Turkana, and Kisumu counties.814.01 KB
Presentation | English | 2021
Presentation given during Child Health Task Force webinar hosted by the Nutrition subgroup on November 10, 2021, Sick Child Feeding and Care Practices: Sharing findings from an MCGL report in 16 African countries. Presented by Dr. Habtamu Fekadu Lashtew, Senior Director and Nutrition Team Lead / Nutrition Technical Lead, Save the Children / MCGL.3.13 MB
Presentation | English | Zambia | 2021
Presentation given during iCCM subgroup-hosted webinar on November 9, 2021, Community Health Worker Experiences and Perceptions: Findings from a PATH-MACEPA survey of CHWs in Zambia. Presented by Travis Porter, Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, PATH-MNTD.3.53 MB
Tool | English | 2021
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.110.81 KB
Presentation | English | 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.2.98 MB
Presentation | English, French | 2021
Presentation slides from the QoC subgroup quarterly meeting held on October 7, 2021.2.45 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
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?3.58 MB
Presentation | English | Uganda, Nigeria | 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).5.73 MB
Action Plan | English | 2021
The Child Health Task Force Strategic Plan 2021-2025 serves as a roadmap for our work in helping countries end preventable child 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.1.67 MB
Presentation | English | 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.7.28 MB
Guide | English | India | 2021
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.783.1 KB