Helping Ghanaians by Strengthening Health Care Systems
malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal/child health, and reproductive health
In Ghana, we currently provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) assistance to USAID/Ghana’s Health, Population and Nutrition Office.
We also provide assistance to implementing partners and support data collection and analysis for the Ghana Health Service (GHS). We work closely with health partners to build strong monitoring systems and analytical capacity.
The project, known as Evaluate, has been commended by USAID for its management of a multi-dimensional activity, its ability to interface effectively with the ultimate client, the GHS, and the close working relationship between the local and home office teams.
Staffed only be local personnel, we carry out operations research to inform programming and implements larger scale evaluations across activities. Evaluations have included a gender-focused interventions by three partners to improve nutrition and alleviate poverty in the Northern Region, a review of the effectiveness and scalability of five models of health care worker training, and an impact study on Presidential Management Initiative (PMI)- funded malaria for children under five.
We also conduct orientations and training for health facility staff on use of the tablet-based tracker to capture client transactions. Tablet use will be rolled out in three regions before the initiative is expanded nation-wide.
We also carry out numerous other data collection and assessments. Finally, the project has worked extensively with research institutions to build organizational capacity to undertake critical research proposal writing.