New Knowledge Product: A Health Practitioner’s Handbook and Toolbox for Identifying the Poor and Vulnerable

The Health Practitioners Handbook for Identifying the Poor and Vulnerable aims to help health leaders understand where their systems could improve their population targeting approach – a key issue for many JLN countries. With diagnostics to explain the different models and prerequisites for success, the Handbook offers a practical, ‘nuts and bolts’ resource for health leaders, regardless of their current level of progress.

Click below to read the knowledge product and navigate through the toolkit, and read the accompanying blog post.

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