FW: Call for implementation tools for home-based-records

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Network,


Please see the request below from colleagues at WHO.


Best, Nandita




Dear Colleagues,

In an effort to improve implementation of home-based records, WHO is seeking to collect existing tools that support home-based records implementation. See additional information below.


We are looking for the most recent version of formal documents and tools which:  

·         focus on the improvement of home-based records implementation (handbooks, training guides, checklists, etc.).  

·         focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, including vaccines, nutrition, growth and development and early child development.  

·         should either be published after 2010 (or if still in use, we will accept published before 2010). 


Please send (in electronic format) any tools you have developed or know of to sbce-priorities@.... If the tool meets our inclusion criteria, we will contact you to ask for any reports regarding the evaluation of the tool and/or lessons learned in using the tool. Tools can be sent in any language. However, we would prefer an English version, if available.  


If you prefer, we can send you a link where you can upload the document rather than sending by email; please write and let us know. 
We will be collecting tools until 20 August 2020. 


Many thanks in advance for your contributions! 


Please share this email with others.  


Annie Portela and Laura Nic Lochlainn for WHO and Anne Detjen for UNICEF  


Additional Information  

A home-based record is a health document used to record the history of health services received by an individual. It is kept in the household, in either paper or electronic format. Home-based records can take multiple forms such as antenatal care records, immunization cards, child health booklets, and mother & child health books. 
During the development of a global WHO guideline on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health (https://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/home-based-records-guidelines/en/), a number of research gaps and implementation considerations were identified. In response to these gaps, WHO, UNICEF and JICA are collaborating to develop practical guidance to strengthen implementation of home-based records.

Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...