Publications Released

Case studies; annotated bibliography of HFA surveys; white paper on confidentiality and spatial data

Overview of Issues Concerning Confidentiality and Spatial Data [wp-08-106-en]

Geographic information systems (GIS) play a vital role within a variety of research settings. However, the use of such spatial data means that confidentiality and privacy issues relevant to these data must be carefully addressed. This white paper presents the current literature on the topic of confidentiality and spatial data. It is intended to provide guidance on the issue. The document provides an overview of the terms that are important to the discussion, and then presents some examples of spatial risks to confidentiality. An overview of approaches that have been proposed for preserving confidentiality is then presented.

Download "Overview of Issues Concerning Confidentiality and Spatial Data" here.

Health Facility Assessment Relevant Resources/Supporting Documents and Mapping Resources Annotated Bibliography [wp-08-107-en]
This annotated bibliography compiles relevant resources and supporting documents of health facility assessment (HFA) surveys. It cites over 80 relevant documents, including data collection instruments such as questionnaires and manuals, analytical reports, technical and survey reports, and articles that cited data from major HFA surveys. For most of these, abstracts are presented. The document also includes relevant resources on mapping HFA survey data using geographic information systems, ranging from databases and data repositories to Web sites that provide GIS application tools. Where available, each item contains details of its availability from the original source and other contact information.

Download "Health Facility Assessment Relevant Resources/Supporting Documents and Mapping Resources Annotated Bibliography" here.

South Africa OVC Case Studies
MEASURE Evaluation provided technical assistance in the development of 32 case studies documenting various OVC program models within South Africa. A synthesis report considering results from all 32 case studies will help to identify various strategies in meeting the needs of OVC and their guardians, highlight gaps in service delivery and identify best practices relating to improving the effectiveness and increasing the scale of OVC interventions.

Download the South Africa Case Studies here.

Data Demand and Information Use in the Health Sector: Case Study Series [sr-08-44-en]
These data demand and information use (DDIU) case studies from a variety of settings give examples of how interventions have successfully facilitated data demand and changed how information is used. Examples are from Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and nine Caribbean countries. This publication is part of a series that includes Data Demand and Information Use in the Health Sector: Conceptual Framework, in which a conceptual framework for evidence-based decision-making in the public health arena is presented; and Data Demand and Information Use in the Health Sector, Strategies and Tools, which provides detailed strategies and tools for taking concrete "next steps" in implementing DDIU activities.

Download the "Data Demand and Information Use in the Health Sector: Case Study Series" here.

PRISM Case Studies: Strengthening and Evaluating RHIS [sr-08-43-en]
MEASURE Evaluation has developed a conceptual framework to evaluate routine health information systems (RHIS), called Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM). The case studies presented here (drawn from work in Mexico, South Africa, Uganda and Pakistan) illustrate how PRISM helps design, strengthen, monitor, and evaluate RHIS in various settings.

Download "PRISM Case Studies: Strengthening and Evaluating RHIS" here.

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