MEASURE Evaluation

Senegal and MEASURE Evaluation Collaborate on ‘One Health’ Approach

April 24, 2018

Recent experience with the threat of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, specifically Guinea, has rung a few bells in neighboring Senegal. Approximately 75 percent of new infectious diseases that threaten people have been shown to be zoonotic—that is, originating from animals or animal by-products. The “One Health” approach—which considers animal, human and environmental health… Read more »

MEASURE Evaluation Works to Transform Malaria Surveillance

April 24, 2018

All countries can accelerate reduction in malaria cases and deaths through the data contained in routine health information systems (RHIS). That’s the thesis of work MEASURE Evaluation, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is conducting in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside the countries’ National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP) to foster… Read more »

Guinea Celebrates a Stronger Health Information System

March 21, 2018

In 2014, an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea revealed the shortcomings of the national health information system (SNIS) in terms of strategy, health information and use of that information to respond to health issues. The Bureau of Strategy and Development (BSD) of the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with technical and financial partners,… Read more »

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 »