MEASURE Evaluation News

Big Steps in a Short Time: Guinea Celebrates a Stronger Health Information System — Mar 21, 2018
MEASURE Evaluation is proud to have been a part of the Guinean government’s response to reorganize its health information system to serve its citizens. Read about the progress and a related meeting.
Getting gender into your science means more than “add women and stir” — Mar 08, 2018
In a Science Speaks blog post, Jessica Fehringerargues that gender integration includes consideration of the gender constraints that shape health-seeking behavior and health outcomes for men and women.
Rapid Data Quality Assessments in Zambia — Mar 06, 2018
Findings from two data quality assessments in Zambia were used to inform a comprehensive data quality intervention and a programmatic intervention to facilitate community follow-up and maximize reactivation on treatment of antiretroviral clients previously lost to follow-up.
Computing Power Can Get You Out of Some Tight Sampling Spots — Jan 24, 2018
At MEASURE Evaluation, we strive to be a technical leader—and that includes harnessing the raw computing power at our fingertips to advance the global public health learning agenda.
MEASURE Evaluation Project Scores UNC’s Largest-Ever Award: $232 Million for Social Science Research — Jan 24, 2018
One of the largest research awards made to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only UNC’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the university has ever received, at $231.9 million
Health information systems for program evaluation: How to connect the dots? — Jan 23, 2018
Program evaluation and health information systems (HIS) are interconnected. It therefore is wise that those setting up HIS and people charged with conducting evaluations of health programs should be in touch with one another.
Simple Steps with Lasting Impact for Newborn Survival — Jan 12, 2018
Every child born should have the optimum chance of survival.
Keeping the balance in how we prevent HIV: Evaluating structural interventions — Jan 08, 2018
Read a Science Speaks blog post from Jim Thomas.
Evolving the Digital Health Landscape: Strengthening the Drivers of Digital Health Success — Dec 06, 2017
Digital innovations can improve health programs through improved capture, transmission, analysis, and use of health data. This post discusses sessions at the Global Digital Health Forum 2017 that touched on digital health drivers.
Building a Network — Dec 05, 2017
New interoperability toolkit helps integrate health information systems in developing countries
How a Functional Health Information System Can Improve Program Evaluation — Nov 13, 2017
A functional health information system (HIS) can improve program evaluation in two ways: one, by producing data that can be used for evaluations, and two, by making those data easily accessible.
Where Can You Make the World a Better Place? — Nov 13, 2017
Google assembled people who use spatial tools to do good. MEASURE Evaluation produced this video to show how these tools can help improve health services.
Waves of Opportunity from Big Data, and the Wake of Questions Left Unanswered — Nov 09, 2017
A guest post from Brittany Iskarpatyoti discusses big data, a key topic at the American Evaluation Association annual meeting, including the questions it raises.
A Tool to Rely On — Oct 17, 2017
A new, innovative toolkit helps assess and build M&E capacity in the public sector.
Methods for Measuring Impact of Malaria Control Efforts on Child Deaths — Sep 27, 2017
MEASURE Evaluation has co-authored six of nine publications contained in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Improving Care for Vulnerable Children — Sep 22, 2017
More than 60 participants gathered in London to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries.
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.