|Hundred Tips for a Better Management (Aga Khan Foundation, 1993, 70 pages)|
The main purpose of the Primary Health Care Management Advancement Programme (PHC MAP) is to help PHC management teams collect, process and analyse useful management information.
Initiated by the Aga Khan Foundation, PHC MAP is a collaborative programme of the Aga Khan Health Network1 and PRICOR2. An experienced design team and equally experienced PHC practitioner teams in several countries, including Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Senegal, Thailand and Zaire, have worked together to develop, test and refine the PHC MAP materials to make sure that they are understandable, easy to use and helpful.
PHC MAP includes nine units called modules. Several Manager's guides supplement these modules. Of which these Better management: 100 tips, a helpful hints book describing effective ways to help managers improve what they do;
The Primary Health Care Management Advancement Programme has been funded by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the Commission of the European Communities, the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., the Aga Khan Foundation's head office in Geneva, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Canadian International Development Agency, Alberta Aid, and the United States Agency for International Development under two matching grants to AKF USA. The first of these grants was "Strengthening the Management, Monitoring and Evaluation of PHC Programs in Selected Countries of Asia and Africa" (cooperative agreement no. OTR-0158-A-00-8161-00, 1988-1991); and the second was "Strengthening the Effectiveness, Management and Sustainability of PHC/Mother and Child Survival Programs in Asia and Africa" (cooperative agreement no. PCD-0158-A-00-1102-00, 1991-1994). The development of Modules 6 and 7 was partially funded through in-kind contributions from the Primary Health Care Operations Research project (PRICOR) of the Center for Human Services under its cooperative agreement with USAID (DSPE-6920-A-00-1048-00).
This support is gratefully acknowledged. The views and opinions expressed in the PHC MAP materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the donors.
All PHC MAP material (written and computer files) is in the public domain and may be freely copied and distributed to others.