Cross-Cutting

Cross-cutting topics address areas such as the management of logistics and commodities for health, environmental issues, and health systems strengthening, which apply across one or more technical areas in health sector programming at USAID.

Courses

Gender norms influence people's access to and use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and programming. Health professionals need to understand the relationship between gender and SRH to...
A poster at a primary health center in Zanzibar promotes family planning. © 2005 Alfredo L. Fort, Courtesy of Photoshare.
Effective health communication interventions are an essential component of public health programming. Research shows that theory-driven, interactive communication that follows a proven process for...
This course introduces the basic principles and promising practices related to human resources for health (HRH). HRH is an important element of health systems in general and HRH issues have no simple...
Source - Photo by ASSIST Nigeria, 2014. Description - In Nigeria, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project supported the scale-up of national standards for vulnerable children programming in seven core service areas.
This course aims to introduce learners to principles and approaches that can help health care workers continually improve the work that they do. It will help to demystify improving health care, its...
Source - © 1999 Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - Residents gather as supply and service delivery trucks navigate a washed-out road in Ile district, Mozambique.
The purpose of a logistics system is to get the product to the customer, thereby providing good customer service. This course provides basic information on supply chain logistics for health...
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or program. This course will benefit anyone interested in learning the basics of M&E. Authors describe...
Aimed at program managers, this course discusses the basic concepts of good nutrition and common nutritional deficiencies, the magnitude of malnutrition in different populations, vulnerable groups...
Source: © Ryan Harvey. 2007. Rusinga Island, Kenya. Licensed under Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC BY-SA 4.0
This course introduces learners to the fundamentals of the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach including PHE relationships, the benefits of integration, program considerations, the PHE...
Source - © 2013 We Are Here, Courtesy of Photoshare, Description - Protesters wave a Egyptian flag as the activities during the Egyptian Revolution are captured on a tablet computer.
Social media is a growing and changing communication tool, underutilized within the global health and development sector. This course will strengthen the capacity of global health and development...