Knowledge products are created for the purpose of disseminating up-to-date information to a targeted audience in order to support decision-making. They may include interview-based or literature-based data, graphs and charts, links to additional resources, and short examples. Knowledge products often exist within a series, and seek uniform and consistent presentation across multiple products. They can be important tools for communication and dissemination. Global Health Insights has created knowledge products for clients that are intended for dissemination at high-level meetings and conferences, as well as knowledge products that are part of existing working paper series.
Global Health Insights carried out two knowledge product assignments on behalf of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, targeting participants in both the Asia-Pacific Leadership and Policy Dialogue for Women’s and Children’s Health (Manila, November 7-9, 2012) and the African Union-sponsored International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Africa (Johannesburg, August 1-3, 2013). A series of strategy briefs were created that focused on issues related to women’s and children’s health including multi-sectoral determinants of health, nutrition, the status of the girl child, the role of primary health care, community engagement, financing, equity, integrated HIV/AIDS services, and quality of care. The strategy briefs for the Manila and Johannesburg conferences included a short outline of existing approaches, toolkits and resources, and suggestions for opportunities to engage.