Our colleagues at K4Health recently published a technical brief, The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Health Systems Strengthening: Implications from the Malawi Knowledge for Health Demonstration Project, that explores the integration of knowledge management (KM) and health systems strengthening interventions in Malawi. The technical brief aims to provide public health program designers and implementers with information about the value of knowledge management for broader health systems strengthening goals. The technical brief stems from recent work in Malawi to address gaps in the family planning/reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information pathways in the Malawi health system.
About the brief:
People working within a health system—whether they are health care providers, program managers, policy makers, or others—rely on specific knowledge to inform their decision making, improve the quality of services, and reduce duplication of effort across programs and activities. Knowledge management—connecting the right people to the right data, information, and knowledge at the right time—is increasingly being considered as an effective approach to help strengthen health systems.
The Malawi Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Demonstration Project (2010-2011) was a knowledge management intervention designed to improve the quality of health service delivery in family planning, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS. At the end of the project’s implementation period, an evaluation identified some unanticipated benefits from the project that went beyond the three target health areas to improve the overall health system…
Learn more about the technical brief here.
The K4Health project recently shared a blog post, Unexpected Results: Health System Improvements through Knowledge Management Interventions, about this piece of work.
Take a look at the PDF of the technical brief, The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Health Systems Strengthening: Implications from the Malawi Knowledge for Health Demonstration Project.