The resources available here offer advice, guidelines, and data to help improve and strengthen the coordination and implementation of population programs in Malawi. These resources include training manuals, toolkits, and models that cover a wide range of topics. These are intended to help policymakers at all levels plan for, as well as determine the impact and effectiveness of specific programs.


Male Circumcision Decisionmakers Tool: The Male Circumcision (MC) Decisionmakers Tool is an Excel-based model that estimates the impact and cost of scaling up male circumcision services as an HIV prevention intervention. The model considers different policy options including target populations (all adult males, young males, adolescents, neonates, high-risk males, etc.) and different rates of scaling up MC coverage. Outputs of the model include cost per MC performed, number of HIV infections averted, and cost per infection averted. Total costs can be based on detailed facility-level inputs on the costs of service provision or on assumptions about the average costs per male circumcision performed. Read More & Download

EPP: Estimation and Projection Package: The Estimation and Projection Package (EPP) is used to estimate and project adult HIV prevalence from surveillance data. The input to EPP is surveillance data from various sites and years showing HIV prevalence among pregnant women. EPP is used to fit a simple epidemic model to data from urban and rural sites. The prevalence projection produced by EPP can be transferred to Spectrum to calculate the number of people infected, AIDS cases, AIDS-related deaths,etc. The EPP model and manual in English, French, Spanish and Russian can be downloaded from the UNAIDS website. Read More & Download

RAPID: A spreadsheet model to prepare projections of the social and economic impacts of high fertility and rapid population growth. Read More & Download

RAPID Presentation: The RAPID presentation is a Microsoft PowerPoint file that contains a typical RAPID presentation. The presentation is designed to illustrate the socio-economic impacts of high fertility and rapid population growth. The presentation is used to encourage policy dialogue about the need for effective family planning and reproductive health programs. The projections in the presentation are based on calculations made using either the RAPID module of Spectrum or the spreadsheet version of RAPID. This typical presentation can serve as the starting point for developing a custom presentation for a particular country or region. Presentations should always be customized to use local data, address local conditions and stimulate dialogue about the most appropriate response. Read More & Download

Proximate Determinants of Fertility: An Excel spreadsheet that illustrates the proximate determinants of fertility model developed by John Bongaarts. Read More & Download

Workplace Policy Builder: The Workplace Policy Builder (WPB) is designed to help companies develop their own HIV/AIDS workplace policy. Read More & Download

Family-Friendly Workplace Model: The Family-Friendly Workplace (FFW) Model is designed to help managers analyze the costs and advantages of providing family-friendly benefits through the workplace. Family-friendly workplace policies provide benefits such as on-site health services, childcare, family planning, maternity leave, transportation, and flexible scheduling. Read More & Download

Goals Model: The Goals Model helps efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by showing how the amount and allocation of funding is related to the achievement of national goals, such as the reduction of HIV prevalence and expansion of care and support. Read More & Download

Family Planning Toolkits (K4Health)


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