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Transforming malaria surveillance

Transforming malaria surveillance

MEASURE Evaluation offers this visualization of what routine health information systems can accomplish for malaria surveillance.

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A tribute to our dear friend, Subrata

A tribute to our dear friend, Subrata

Subrata Kumar Bhadra passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2018. Subrata had a long history with MEASURE Evaluation. Ever eager, consistently positive, and always smiling, he was one of a kind.

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Big Steps in a Short Time: Guinea Celebrates a Stronger Health Information System

Big Steps in a Short Time: Guinea Celebrates a Stronger Health Information System

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.

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MEASURE Evaluation Project Scores UNC’s Largest-Ever Award: $232 Million for Social Science Research

MEASURE Evaluation Project Scores UNC’s Largest-Ever Award: $232 Million for Social Science Research

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

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Building a Network

Building a Network

New interoperability toolkit helps integrate health information systems in developing countries

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A Tool to Rely On

A Tool to Rely On

A new, innovative toolkit helps assess and build M&E capacity in the public sector.

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Methods for Measuring Impact of Malaria Control Efforts on Child Deaths

Methods for Measuring Impact of Malaria Control Efforts on Child Deaths

MEASURE Evaluation has co-authored six of nine publications contained in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Improving Care for Vulnerable Children

Improving Care for Vulnerable Children

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.

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Public Health: Building Bridges to the Most Vulnerable

Public Health: Building Bridges to the Most Vulnerable

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.

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How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in MPH Programs Around the World

How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in MPH Programs Around the World

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.

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Malaria Interventions Assessment in Nigeria Is “First of Its Kind”

Malaria Interventions Assessment in Nigeria Is “First of Its Kind”

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.

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PEPFAR ambassador recognizes MEASURE Evaluation staff for work on DATIM

PEPFAR ambassador recognizes MEASURE Evaluation staff for work on DATIM

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).

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Improving Health Networks: A Smart Idea

Improving Health Networks: A Smart Idea

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.

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Factors that Affect Collection and Use of Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data

Factors that Affect Collection and Use of Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data

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.

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A Word on Verbal Autopsy: Measuring malaria deaths in the developing world

A Word on Verbal Autopsy: Measuring malaria deaths in the developing world

Relatives can provide more complete data on malaria deaths, which aids policy and program planning. But new techniques are needed.

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Data crucial for effective HIV response: Four podcasts from MEASURE Evaluation

Data crucial for effective HIV response: Four podcasts from MEASURE Evaluation

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.

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Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems

Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems

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.

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Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services

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.

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MEASURE Evaluation Works to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Armenia

MEASURE Evaluation Works to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Armenia

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.

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Helping vulnerable children to thrive

Helping vulnerable children to thrive

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.

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Going Paperless

Going Paperless

MEASURE Evaluation helps Swaziland ensure data quality as the country digitizes its health information system.

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Tracking Malaria Cases One by One

Tracking Malaria Cases One by One

MEASURE Evaluation provides training to strengthen surveillance in Senegal

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

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.

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Electronic Management Information Systems Strengthened in Bangladesh

Electronic Management Information Systems Strengthened in Bangladesh

A recently released report from the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare features work by MEASURE Evaluation to strengthen the country’s electronic management information systems.

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Five Ways We Help to Change the World

Five Ways We Help to Change the World

Achieving improvements in global health isn’t done alone—it takes a system. Here’s how we help on many fronts to improve lives.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy, and Security

Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy, and Security

MEASURE Evaluation undertook an assessment to study how mobile phone user behavior among health workers in LMICs may affect data quality—including data privacy, security, and confidentiality.

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Visualizing What Needs to Be Done for Better Health

Visualizing What Needs to Be Done for Better Health

For the past year, MEASURE Evaluation has been providing technical assistance to a cadre of 14 health professionals in Zambia to create compelling health information products that communicate and lead to action.

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Improving Data Use to Combat Malaria in the DRC

Improving Data Use to Combat Malaria in the DRC

National- and provincial-level staff from the National Malaria Control Program, Health Management Information System Division, and other malaria organizations and implementing partners are in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to participate in data collection for a MEASURE Evaluation data use assessment.

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Can Mobile Phones Help Moms Have Healthier Babies?

Can Mobile Phones Help Moms Have Healthier Babies?

When the South African National Department of Health needed to provide vital info to pregnant women, MEASURE Evaluation SIFSA helped to provide support for the NDoH MomConnect project, a mobile text messaging program that’s reached more than 900,000.

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GEMNet-Health Innovates Model for Its Trainings

GEMNet-Health Innovates Model for Its Trainings

A recent training workshop on impact evaluation of health programs, held in July in Accra, Ghana, showcased a new model for joint trainings conducted by a network of regional training institutions.

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Girls are counting on us to count them

Girls are counting on us to count them

MEASURE Evaluation is a leader in the field of gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) by increasing the capacity of individuals and organizations to collect, analyze, and use gender-sensitive health information for better program and policy decision making at local, national, and global levels.

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As mHealth Expands, a Call to Curb the Enthusiasm

As mHealth Expands, a Call to Curb the Enthusiasm

Mobile health (mHealth) technologies can improve access to health services and data for decision making, and the technology has the potential to lower health costs by reducing redundancy. But are mHealth programs fulfilling their potential, and are developing countries ready to fully implement mHealth?

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Measuring the Impact of Malaria Interventions in the DRC

Measuring the Impact of Malaria Interventions in the DRC

Since 2011, MEASURE Evaluation has provided technical and administrative support to the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to evaluate the impact of interventions to control malaria in 16 priority countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Strengthening Referral Systems for HIV Clients in Tanzania

Strengthening Referral Systems for HIV Clients in Tanzania

A study in Tanzania suggests the importance of monitoring the HIV referral system between community and clinical services.

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Data for Decision Making for Malaria Control in Mali

Data for Decision Making for Malaria Control in Mali

MEASURE Evaluation supports Mali's efforts to control malaria through key interventions.

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Geographic Information Systems Working Group Meeting: GIS to Support PEPFAR

Geographic Information Systems Working Group Meeting: GIS to Support PEPFAR

The annual meeting of the MEASURE Evaluation Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Working Group in June 2016, in Washington, DC, focused on how geospatial data and tools support PEPFAR in the fight for an AIDS-free generation.

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Assessing Trafficking in Persons and Health

Assessing Trafficking in Persons and Health

MEASURE Evaluation announces the publication of a systematic literature review of 70 peer-reviewed, published articles to help guide practice, policy, and research to assess TIP and health.

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A Total Market Approach to Improve Access to Family Planning

A Total Market Approach to Improve Access to Family Planning

The “total market approach” to family planning, can address gaps and inequities in access for couples through coordination and collaboration among the three key players for family planning: government health care services, nonprofit health care services, and the business/commercial sector for family planning products.

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Uganda Tool for Prioritizing Vulnerable Households Adapted in Two Countries

Uganda Tool for Prioritizing Vulnerable Households Adapted in Two Countries

On the Day of the African Child, we focus on the needs of vulnerable children on the continent and a success taking place right now, through adaptation of a tool built for one country being applied in two more to help children.

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New Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Resources

New Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Resources

MEASURE Evaluation helps the health sector in developing countries use geospatial tools such as GIS to provide a more complete understanding of health in a community. The project recently added several new GIS resources.

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App Competitions

App Competitions

MEASURE Evaluation explored gray literature and talked with app competition leaders to understand better what these contests might offer, focusing on best uses of competitions.

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Transforming Rural Health Workers' Jobs through Digitization

Transforming Rural Health Workers' Jobs through Digitization

Effective use of digital information and communication technologies is poised now to change the way rural health workers work and to offer them an increased level of efficiency. In Bangladesh, a pilot program has begun transforming the rural health workers’ jobs and the accuracy of the data they gather.

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Malaria: Facing a Health Crisis with a Solid Plan

Malaria: Facing a Health Crisis with a Solid Plan

MEASURE Evaluation is working to improve health information systems and malaria outcomes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Tanzania: CRVS Strengthening with SAVVY Implementation

Tanzania: CRVS Strengthening with SAVVY Implementation

In Tanzania, a team is helping the country record births and deaths for health data.

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Gender Data Sheds Light on Vulnerable Populations in Zambia

Gender Data Sheds Light on Vulnerable Populations in Zambia

When policymakers get access to gender-related data to inform national health strategies, as well as program development and implementation, health outcomes for vulnerable populations improve.

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Schistosomiasis and HIV Acquisition

Schistosomiasis and HIV Acquisition

A comprehensive review of secondary data sources has confirmed a long-suspected link between female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) and HIV infection for women in southern Africa.

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Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality of EHRs

Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality of EHRs

Use of electronic health records (EHRs) can improve quality of care, reduce costs, enhance patient mobility, improve reliability, and enable evidence-based medicine. However, to realize these benefits, privacy, security, and confidentiality of EHRs must be ensured.

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Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak

Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak

Guinea was ground zero for the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus, and health experts were concerned that other critical health issues such as routine care for maternal and child health, might suffer because of clinic closures or fears of contracting the virus. MEASURE Evaluation conducted a rapid assessment to understand better the effects of Ebola and published a journal article on the results.

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A Purpose-built Tool Provides Transparency for Enrollment in Services

A Purpose-built Tool Provides Transparency for Enrollment in Services

MEASURE Evaluation is proud to contribute to improving the situation of orphans and other vulnerable children globally through our monitoring and evaluation support for programs that build the resilience of vulnerable families. Especially for the Day of the African Girl Child (Sunday, October 11), we recognize the work in Uganda to identify the most vulnerable.

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Weekly Malaria Monitoring Helps Mali Track Potential Outbreaks on a Web-based Database

Weekly Malaria Monitoring Helps Mali Track Potential Outbreaks on a Web-based Database

The USAID mission in Mali requested MEASURE Evaluation to support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to expand its malaria data reporting system to some of the health facilities in the region and to ensure timely and accurate malaria case reporting as a way to identify and head off any outbreak. MEASURE Evaluation responded by setting up a Malaria Epidemic Surveillance System (MESS) for early detection of malaria outbreaks.

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September 26, World Contraception Day

September 26, World Contraception Day

MEASURE Evaluation works to ensure optimal demand, analysis, and use of data to measure the performance of family planning programs and to inform family planning policies in developing countries.

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Know Human Trafficking, Know Your Response: M&E Indicators for Trafficking in Persons and Health

Know Human Trafficking, Know Your Response: M&E Indicators for Trafficking in Persons and Health

The MEASURE Evaluation project has published Trafficking in Persons and Health: A Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators, providing guidance on measurement where trafficking, gender and health intersect.

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World Population Day: A market approach to meet contraceptive need

World Population Day: A market approach to meet contraceptive need

On World Population Day (July 11, 2015) MEASURE Evaluation draws attention to its ongoing collaboration with the EVIDENCE project to work on what is called the “total market approach” (TMA) to providing family planning.

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Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit

Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit

MEASURE Evaluation is participating in the MA4Health Summit and offers four fact sheets on topics being discussed.

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Bangladesh Urban Health Survey Results Shared at International Conference on Urban Health

Bangladesh Urban Health Survey Results Shared at International Conference on Urban Health

The Bangladesh Urban Health Survey 2013 (UHS 2013), aimed to determine the changes in the health and service utilization profile of the urban population, with explicit attention to examining whether the differences between slum and non-slum groups have narrowed since the 2006 survey.

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Health Systems that Can Talk to Each Other Can Respond Better to Emergencies

Health Systems that Can Talk to Each Other Can Respond Better to Emergencies

The Ghana Ministry of Health is hosting an international meeting on ways to improve health information systems so that countries in the region can better respond to health needs, such as the Ebola epidemic.

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National Malaria Control Program Staff Receive M&E Training in Democratic Republic of Congo

National Malaria Control Program Staff Receive M&E Training in Democratic Republic of Congo

MEASURE Evaluation conducted a two-week course for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of malaria programs in DRC, supported by USAID/PMI.

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Fundamentals of Implementation Research Online Course Tailored for High-bandwidth Audiences

Fundamentals of Implementation Research Online Course Tailored for High-bandwidth Audiences

MEASURE Evaluation has restructured the popular Fundamentals of Implementation Research online course. The update transformed the existing, low-bandwidth online course into an engaging and interactive alternative for those in high-bandwidth settings.

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Forum Focuses on Collaborative Efforts to Fight Malaria in Kenya

Forum Focuses on Collaborative Efforts to Fight Malaria in Kenya

MEASURE Evaluation PIMA helped facilitate the second Kenya National Malaria Forum. The forum brought together stakeholders involved with malaria and health in Kenya.

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Preliminary Results of Bangladesh Urban Health Survey 2013 Released

Preliminary Results of Bangladesh Urban Health Survey 2013 Released

In response to the rapid growth in urban population, the government of Bangladesh and USAID tasked a research team at icddr,b, based in Bangladesh, and MEASURE Evaluation with conducting a survey designed to obtain a broad health profile of the urban population of Bangladesh. The Urban Health Survey (UHS) 2013 is the second nationally representative survey providing insight into health status and health-seeking behavior in Bangladesh’s cities.

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Transforming Gender Norms, Roles and Power Dynamics for Better Health in India

Transforming Gender Norms, Roles and Power Dynamics for Better Health in India

A dissemination event and two-day workshop held October 15-17, 2014, in New Delhi, India, shared findings from a systematic review of the influences of gender-integrated programming on health outcomes.

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New mHealth Service for Pregnant Women in South Africa

New mHealth Service for Pregnant Women in South Africa

South Africa launched its first large-scale mHealth service, MomConnect, in August 2014. The project uses mHealth tools to provide pregnant women with information about available health services.

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 MEASURE Evaluation End-of-Phase-III Event in Zambia

MEASURE Evaluation End-of-Phase-III Event in Zambia

MEASURE Evaluation’s capacity building program in Zambia was celebrated in a close-out event held in Lusaka at the end of July. With the end of MEASURE Evaluation Phase III approaching, a local committee organized the event to recognize the collaboration between MEASURE Evaluation and the Government of Zambia over the past 16 years

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Long-term Capacity Building in Central America

Long-term Capacity Building in Central America

Recent dissemination meetings in Costa Rica and Panama shared findings from secondary analyses of national sexual and reproductive health surveys. The findings in both countries are the result of long-term capacity building processes to promote secondary analysis of national health surveys.

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Zambian Capacity Building Workshop Series

Zambian Capacity Building Workshop Series

A June workshop concluded a four-part capacity building series of workshops for a team of Zambians. The workshop prepared participants to serve as master trainers for future data analysts as well as improve their own data analysis, interpretation and presentation skills.

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The Next Phase of MEASURE Evaluation

The Next Phase of MEASURE Evaluation

The objective of the MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV project is to enable countries to strengthen their systems to generate high quality health information that is used for decision-making at local, national, and global levels.

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