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Implementing MEL in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tools, Ideas & Reflections

FHI 360 and Mathematica Policy Research hosted a webinar discussing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the guiding principles and key questions to consider when revising activities and targets. The presentation offers up a decision tree for selecting appropriate modes of data collection with a discussion of some [more…]

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Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) Country Research and Policy

ICAN aims to build country capacity in the generation and use of cost evidence for sustainable and predictable financing for immunization. ICAN’s four member countries – India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam – generated evidence to address the challenges at the top of their health and immunization financing agendas. The research summary for each country includes [more…]

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Saúde Para Todos: Collection of Technical Briefs from Health for All in Angola

The USAID-funded project Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA) supported the Angolan government’s efforts to increase quality health service delivery across the country. Led by Population Services International (PSI), the project delivered a package of health interventions to bring malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning services, and reproductive health care to select municipalities and provinces [more…]

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Leveraging HIV, TB, and Malaria Control Programming to Address NCDs

By 2030, more people in sub-Saharan Africa will be affected by diseases associated with wealth than those associated with poverty. How can we adapt and design our programs to address this imminent need? In multiple countries, MSH is leveraging infectious disease platforms to address the growing burden of NCDs. This webinar highlights experience integrating services [more…]

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Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents

This webinar series explores experiences and lessons for improving the quality of care along the continuum of health services that reach women, children, and adolescents. Webinar 1: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services Photo credit: Glenn Ruga Webinar 2: Établir les Normes pour la Qualité des Soins au Rwanda (also available in English) Photo credit: [more…]

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Strengthening Services for People Living with HIV: Building an Effective, Integrated TB/HIV Approach in Angola

In support of TB/HIV service integration, the USAID-funded Health for All project provided coordination and advocacy at the national level to align Angola’s National TB Control Program and the National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS goals, infrastructural support to facilities to ensure that they have the necessary supplies to offer services, and capacity building [more…]

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UHC 2030 Guidance document to assess a healthcare arena under stress

In recent years, a great deal of debate and rhetoric in global health has focused on the importance of health systems strengthening (HSS), especially in fragile situations. The ways policy-makers conceptualize HSS are, however, multiple and confusing. The goal of the guidance is to help professionals involved in the assessment of health systems under stress [more…]

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Challenge TB Technical Briefs and Highlights

Ending the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic requires leadership, broad stakeholder and community engagement, proven interventions and innovations. The USAID-funded Challenge TB project provided global technical leadership and support to national TB control programs and other in-country partners. The collection of technical briefs and highlights document MSH’s collaboration in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nigeria on topics including [more…]

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BID Initiative Lessons Learned Encyclopedia

Improving immunization coverage and optimizing service delivery requires that decision-makers at all levels of the health system have access to high-quality data to use in making decisions in planning, performance management, and the delivery of services. The BID Initiative took a holistic approach to address immunization data challenges in partnership with the governments of Tanzania [more…]

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Communities of Practice for Global Health

Communities of practice are defined as groups of people who interact regularly to share information, insight, experience and tools about an area of common interest (Wenger 2002). Each community of practice is unique in terms of its formation, structure, and character (click here to learn more about managing and measuring communities). All communities, in some [more…]

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