Small Grants

MEASURE Evaluation is building local research and evaluation capacity and addressing knowledge gaps in health through its small grants program.

Makerere University Team

Building the evidence base to identify best practices in health and improve health outcomes requires investments in research, as well as use of data. Yet in developing countries, capacity to conduct needed public health research, from both a technical and financial point of view, is overstretched or lacking.

Small grants are one solution to promote research capacity. In line with USAID’s vision of sustainability and the Global Health Initiative (GHI) principles, small grants can support an effective country-led platform by giving local research groups in low- and middle-income countries needed support to investigate local issues.

Building on the experiences and lessons learned from the small grants program under the MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Associate Award, MEASURE Evaluation is building local research and evaluation capacity and addressing knowledge gaps in health through its small grants program. MEASURE Evaluation funded 32 small grants as well as providing ongoing one-on-one technical assistance to the sub-grantee teams. Results from these studies from around the world are disseminated directly to stakeholders where the research can inform and influence policies and programs. 

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Afya sub-grantees
Routine health information systems in family planning research funded by the Office of Population and Reproductive Health under MEASURE Evaluation:

Afya Research AfricaFamily Planning Services in Kenya during a Transition: Utilization Trends across Counties

Matibabu Foundation: Integrating Family Planning Data in Kenya's DHIS 2

Association for Reproductive and Family Health
Use of Routine Health Information to Inform Budgetary Allocations for Reproductive Health in Cross River State, Nigeria

Equitable Health Access Initiative: The Strongest Motivators for Using Routine Health Information in Family Planning: A Prospective Study in Lagos, Nigeria

Rivers State of Nigeria Primary Health Care Management Board: Use of Technology to Manage Health Data in Rivers State, Nigeria: A Qualitative Study on Family Planning and Routine Health Information Systems

Health Promotion Tanzania: Enhancing Use of Routine Health Information for Family Planning to Influence Decision Making in Tanzania

Department of Population Studies, Makerere University: Facilitators, Best Practices and Barriers to Integrating Family Planning Data in Uganda’s Health Management Information System

University of the Punjab, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies: Routine Health Information System in Punjab Province, Pakistan: Exploring the Potential for Integrating Health Information Systems for Family Planning Data

Centre of Population, Health and Nutrition Services: Improving Family Planning Service Delivery in Ghana

Access Global Ltd.: Uganda’s Resources to Finance Family Planning Commodities: Implications for a Total Market Approach

Integrated Health Initiative: Integrating Family Planning Data from Public and Private Health Facilities in Malawi: How Current Approaches Align with FP2020 Goals 

Governance Links Tanzania: Strengthening Tanzania's Routine Health Information System: Incorporating Family Planning Quality Assessment Indicators

Zambia Association of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Teaching Hospital: Adolescent-Friendly Health Services in Public Health Facilities in Lusaka, Zambia

Research and Development Division, Ghana Health Service: Experiences and Perceptions of Health Staff on Applying Information Technology for Health Data Management in Ghana

Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR): Engendering Evidence-Based Policy for Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in India

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (iccdr,b): Using DHIS 2 Software to Collect Health Data in Bangladesh

The Rescue Initiative – South Sudan (TRI-SS): Analyzing, Interpreting, and Communicating Routine Family Planning Data in South Sudan

Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation, Mzumbe University: Creating a Culture of Data Use in Tanzania: Assessing Health Providers’ Capacity to Analyze and Use Family Planning Data

Africa Field Epidemiologic Network (AFENET): Family Planning Indicators Assessment and Data Quality Audit in Selected Health Facilities across Nigeria

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University of Haiti sub-grantees
Supporting an impact evaluation under MEASURE Evaluation with HIV and Bureau-wide funding:

Community Health Promotion Kenya: Evaluating the role of clinical officers in providing reproductive health services in Kenya 

International Health and Development Analysis Center: Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses: Assessment of Nigeria’s Program 

School of Medicine and Pharmacy, State University of Haiti: Implementation analysis of continuous quality improvement initiatives to improve quality of care for people living with HIV/AIDS in health institutions in Haiti

Community-based HIV/AIDS research funded by PEPFAR under the MEASURE Evaluation Tanzania Project:

Round I TZ AA sub-grantees
Round 1 MEASURE Evaluation Tanzania sub-grantees

Institute of Development Studies at the University of Dar es SalaamInvestigating Risky Sexual Behaviours among Youth in the Context of the HIV Epidemic in Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Wambura & Jacque Company Ltd.Effective linkage from point of HIV testing to care and treatment in Tanga region, Tanzania

Jerusha (T) Limited: How Access to Smartphones Affects HIV Risk among Students in Tanzania: A Case Study of Selected High Schools in the Dar es Salaam Region

Governance Links Tanzania: Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights and HIV in Farming Communities around Lake Victoria, Northwestern Tanzania – A Quantitative Analysis

Development Studies Institute at Sokoine University of Agriculture: How Gender Affects Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Tanzania

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS): Enhancing HIV Retention and Clinical Outcomes in Tanzania through Pediatric- and Adolescent-Friendly Services

Seeds of Hope: Prevention Needs and Priorities among Vulnerable Female Populations Living with HIV

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre - AMO - General School: Feasibility of Scaling Up Home-Based HIV Counselling and Testing among Women Delivering at Home: A Geita District Council Case, Tanzania

Mmakija Survey Management: Attrition from HIV Care and Treatment Services in Tanzania: Magnitude and Reasons

Pima Uishi kwa Matumaini (PIUMA): The Children Left Behind: Barriers to Testing and Enrolling Children in HIV Care and Treatment in Njombe Region, Tanzania

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