MEASURE Evaluation

MEASURE Evaluation Strengthens the Drivers of Digital Health Success

December 6, 2017

Manish Kumar is the senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening at MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Digital health, which is the use of electronic technologies, processes and services for improving access… Read more »

Interoperability Toolkit Helps Integrate Health Information Systems in Developing Countries

December 5, 2017

Low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide quality, accessible healthcare. Health system innovation and integration and accurate, comprehensive data are needed to improve health outcomes and policy. In response, policymakers, funding organizations and health program implementers are increasingly exploring the use of information and communication technologies to eliminate barriers to care. Stronger health information systems… Read more »

A New, Innovative Toolkit Helps Assess and Build Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity in the Public Sector

October 17, 2017

A plethora of tools have been developed to assess the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity of public institutions and international development organizations. Most of these tools, however, fall short of presenting a framework for understanding an organization’s capacity to develop systems to monitor and evaluate programs. Even where such tools exist, they differ in the components they… Read more »

Studies Show Malaria Control and Prevention Efforts Have Contributed to Saving Millions of Children’s Lives

September 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 focused on impact evaluations and other studies demonstrating that malaria control and prevention efforts have contributed to saving millions of children’s lives across malaria-endemic areas. Malaria remains a major cause of preventable death,… Read more »

London Workshop Focuses on Improving Care for Children in Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda

September 22, 2017

More than 60 participants gathered in London Sept. 11–15, 2017, 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: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda. Country teams came from government agencies (ministries of labor and social development, health, education and… Read more »

Masters Student Recognizes Need to Identify Technical Needs for Successful Health Programming

September 6, 2017

What can a former middle school teacher in North Carolina understand about health workers struggling under an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa? Ebola devastated many West African countries in 2014–2015. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were the most affected, with 28,610 cases and 10,808 deaths by March 2016. Deaths weren’t the only impact: national… Read more »

How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in Masters of Public Health Programs Around the World

September 6, 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 idea is that identifying specific skills, and basing curricula around those skills, is crucial to preparing students to address the complex monitoring challenges of the 21st century. This… Read more »