MEASURE Evaluation News

Public Health: Building Bridges to the Most Vulnerable — Sep 11, 2017
Karar Zunaid Ahsan, called Zunaid, is a PhD candidate in the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC, focusing on practical ways to deliver better health care to vulnerable populations, and working to analyze data to achieve that goal.
How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in MPH Programs Around the World — Sep 06, 2017
A recent review of how monitoring and evaluation is taught in masters of public health programs globally follows a continuing trend from knowledge-based learning to competency-based learning.
The Importance of Technical Assistance — Sep 06, 2017
Writing a desk review to compare the work MEASURE Evaluation did in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia helped a student intern at MEASURE Evaluation understand the true importance of technical assistance.
Malaria Interventions Assessment in Nigeria Is “First of Its Kind” — Aug 31, 2017
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) engaged MEASURE Evaluation to lead an evaluation to document progress of malaria control interventions and assess changes in malaria outcomes in four Nigerian states that received PMI support.
PEPFAR ambassador recognizes MEASURE Evaluation staff for work on DATIM — Aug 29, 2017
Certificates were awarded to five MEASURE Evaluation team members in June to recognize their contributions to the development and maintenance of DATIM (Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact).
Improving Health Networks: A Smart Idea — Aug 23, 2017
Using organizational network analysis, MEASURE Evaluation identified organizations providing some aspect of HIV care and investigated the ways in which they work—or don’t work—together.
What we’re reading: Geospatial analysis of HIV — Aug 21, 2017
To help spread innovative techniques we’ve observed in the literature, we’re highlighting four articles representative of four approaches for geospatial analysis.
Factors that Affect Collection and Use of Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data — Aug 15, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation has released three publications to help donors, governments, and groups working on health information systems to better understand factors that affect collection and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
A Word on Verbal Autopsy: Measuring malaria deaths in the developing world — Jul 24, 2017
Relatives can provide more complete data on malaria deaths, which aids policy and program planning. But new techniques are needed.
Data crucial for effective HIV response: Four podcasts from MEASURE Evaluation — Jul 18, 2017
Stigma, geography, size estimation, and gender: Four brief podcasts from our experts on developing the tools needed to reach global 90-90-90 goals and stem the tide of HIV transmission.
Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems — Jul 17, 2017
Intended for those designing a mobile application or planning an mHealth programme, guidelines from MEASURE Evaluation focus on strengthening data quality in mobile community-based health information system(s) (HIS) around the world.
Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services — Jul 12, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation recently published findings of a review of youth-oriented HIV programs with the objective to uncover proven and promising practices and make them available to the global community.
Availability and Quality of Family Planning Services by Faith-Based Organizations in Malawi, Kenya, and Haiti — Jul 11, 2017
A recent study by MEASURE Evaluation contributes new evidence on the availability and quality of family planning services by faith-based organizations.
MEASURE Evaluation Works to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Armenia — Jul 19, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation staff, and representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), met with the Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Artem Asatryan, on June 13, 2017, to kick off a two-year program to help Armenia improve its child care programs.
Mass bed net distribution campaigns reduce health disparities across sub-Saharan Africa — Jun 19, 2017
In Asia and Africa, women and children are especially vulnerable to malaria. A study in Africa shows mass bed net campaigns are reducing health disparities across the region.
Helping vulnerable children to thrive — Jun 15, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation has conducted a performance evaluation of the Sustainable, Comprehensive Responses for Vulnerable Children and Their Families” (SCORE) activity, which develops household-specific plans to improve children’s lives.
Study finds fear drives pregnant women with HIV from prevention services — Jun 13, 2017
“If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing.”
Health Information System Architecture: Harmonized and Interoperable — Jun 12, 2017
Research in Bihar, India suggests that a federated information system architecture could facilitate access within the health sector to good-quality data from multiple sources, enabling strategic and clinical decisions for better health.
Going Paperless — Jun 06, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation helps Swaziland ensure data quality as the country digitizes its health information system.
It’s Time for a New Question in Disease Outbreaks — May 30, 2017
A new brief explores the importance of gender in monitoring and evaluation and suggests indicators that can reveal and explain gender gaps in emerging infectious disease outcomes.