MEASURE Evaluation News

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.
Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems — Jul 10, 2017
Intended for those designing a mobile application or planning an mHealth programme, these guidelines from MEASURE Evaluation focus on strengthening data quality in mobile community-based health information system(s) (HIS) around the world.
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.
The Power of Small Grants: Research that Opens Minds — May 24, 2017
Small grants help strengthen capacity for health research in low-income countries.
Tidy Data and How to Get It — May 02, 2017
Untidy data can undermine even the strongest health information system and introduce a barrier to effective data use.
End Malaria for All — Apr 23, 2017
A Science Speaks blog post by MEASURE Evaluation’s Brittany Iskarpatyoti explains why a focus on gender equity in anti-malaria programming and policies is fundamental to controlling, eliminating, and eradicating the disease.
Tracking Malaria Cases One by One — Apr 21, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation provides training to strengthen surveillance in Senegal
Strengthening Mali’s Epidemiological Surveillance System — Apr 18, 2017
A strong coordination mechanism mobilized partners for action in Mali. This effort has helped to guarantee the success of an integrated DHIS 2 platform, strengthening the country’s epidemiological surveillance system and HIS management as a whole.
Whither the Impact Evaluation? — Mar 24, 2017
Read a blog post from Heidi Reynolds, PhD, Director of Evaluation, and Sian Curtis, PhD, Senior Evaluation Advisor.
International Women’s Day — Mar 07, 2017
We asked two of our gender experts to talk about their work and the differences they see in attention paid to women in developing countries.