Project

Knowledge for Health (K4Health)

Knowledge for Health (K4Health) is a knowledge management project led by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, in partnership with FHI 360 and Management Sciences for Health. The K4Health mission is to increase the use and dissemination of evidence-based, accurate and up-to-date information in order to improve health service delivery and health outcomes worldwide.

Electronic toolkits

FHI 360 has been a program partner in the production of e-toolkits — electronic libraries of the latest, evidence-based information on topics related to family planning and reproductive health, including community-based family planning, community-based access to injectable contraceptives, family planning and HIV integration, microbicides and research utilization.

mHealth

FHI 360 also co-founded and co-chairs the mHealth Working Group, maintains the mHealth Toolkit and contributes to research and evidence in this emerging, rapidly evolving practice that uses mobile and wireless technologies to support achievement of health objectives.

Information needs assessments

At the country level, FHI 360 helps analyze local health information needs and opportunities and facilitates local knowledge networks in conjunction with ministries of health and with divisions of reproductive health and family planning.

K4Health is the “go-to” project for up-to-date, evidence-based information connecting health and development professionals through virtual networks and online discussions that facilitate knowledge sharing and exchange.

Countries:
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Funder: USAID
Duration: 2008 - 2013
URL: Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Web site