Tag Archives: Global health

My pick of readings on scaling up health interventions amid complexity

My last post discussed how I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t enough to describe which strategies were effective in scaling up maternal and child health intervention s throughout a national health system in a low or middle income …

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Scaling up maternal and child health interventions in low and middle income countries

The USAID funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) increased access to health promoting and life-saving interventions in over 50 countries between 2008 and 2014. A program of this size offers a unique opportunity for learning lessons about what …

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Measure what you treasure

India-based evaluator Katherine Hay gave a recent talk exhorting international development agencies to think about what is most important and make that the measure of success. She challenged her audience to consider if India’s phenomenal economic growth was really more …

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The Demographic and Health Surveys

  Over 90 countries have conducted a Demographic and Health Survey. Financially supported by USAID for thirty years, MEASURE DHS is the single largest and most respected source of demographic, health and social data for low and middle income countries. …

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My highlights from 2012–it’s all about information

I was part of some wonderful projects in 2012.  As I wrote my personal highlights from a third year as a consultant, I realised it was all about information: from how Twitter is helping me to learn new tricks to …

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Data collection in Cambodia

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ARISE — African Routine Immunization Systems Essentials

Ann Larson was the Team Leader for an in-depth study of routine immunization performance in four districts in Ghana.  The research was part of a larger study of three countries to advance understanding of the factors contributing to successful routine …

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Routine Immunizations in Ghana

Ann has been in Ghana for a month leading a team of international and Ghanaian researchers. We are part of a three-country study investigating drivers of successful childhood immunization programs. Vaccines are one of the most effective global health initiatives …

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