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  • A Behavioral Economics Approach to Reduce the Injectable Contraceptive Discontinuation Rate in Ethiopia: A Stratified-Pair, Cluster-Randomized Field Study
    May, 2018 - Behavioral economics offers one way to design interventions by improving understanding of why people choose as they do and what motivates their decision-making and action. Behavioral economics has recently been used to improve reproductive health programming, suggesting that the approach could potentially be applied to mitigate the contraceptive discontinuation problem ...
  • Assessment of the Effectiveness of the MomConnect Helpdesk in Handling and Resolving Complaints
    2018 - MomConnect is a national-scale ministerial mHealth initiative that employs cell phone technology to register pregnant women in South Africa and deliver to them stage-based maternal messages during pregnancy and after delivery. The effort aligns with the global health goal of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the ...
  • Building a Web-Based Decision Support System
    July, 2018 - As countries strengthen their data infrastructures, global health professionals increasingly need data from multiple sources for monitoring programs and for preventing and controlling the spread of epidemics. To accomplish this, countries are developing health information exchange protocols -- also called interoperability layers or health information mediators -- and establishing data ...
  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Data Use: A Review of Assessments and Tools
    June, 2018 - MEASURE Evaluation is at the forefront of developing guidance for the monitoring and measurement of data use?a key output of health information systems strengthening. This paper has the following purposes: Expand on the Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM) definition and conceptualization of the use of data, especially for acting ...
  • Data for Action: Coordination and Implementation of Home-based Record (HBR) Redesigns and Improved Use
    October, 2017 - JSI has a two year grant with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to look at the coordination and implementation of home-based records (HBRs, also referred to as immunization cards or child health cards/booklets). We have explored opportunities to increase availability and use of HBRs through field work in 4 ...
  • Empowering Health Workers for Immunization Data Analysis and Use
    June, 2018 - These slides were presented at the Global Immunization Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2018 on empowering health workers for immunization data analysis and use. Download (PDF, 1.49 MB) ...
  • Interview Guides for Key Home-based Records Users
    October, 2018 - To understand how key home-based records (HBR) users value the document, key informant interviews and/or focus group discussions can be conducted with stakeholder groups as part of a situational analysis. This document provides sample questions which have been used in several countries are included in the document as a guide, ...
  • MomConnect Security Findings and Recommendations
    2017 - The MEASURE Evaluation Strategic Information for South Africa (MEval-SIFSA) project and other partners have provided support to the South African National Department of Health in the implementation and rollout of the MomConnect mobile health intervention since its launch in August 2014. As part of this support, in 2016 MEval-SIFSA conducted ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Training Kit: Facilitator's Manual
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. The Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite of tools ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Training Kit: Participant's Manual
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. We developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) User's Kit: Moving from Assessment to Action
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. We developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite ...
  • Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Users Kit: Preparing and Conducting a PRISM Assessment
    October, 2018 - One of the mandates of the MEASURE Evaluation project is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. JSI developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite of tools in 2011 for global ...
  • Real-time Epidemiological Surveillance in Mali: Data Quality for Good Decision Making to Prevent and Respond to Epidemics
    October, 2018 - From the beginning of the response to the Ebola epidemic in Mali in 2014, the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene has prioritized strengthening the reporting system of key diseases that have the potential to become epidemics. In 2016, MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International ...
  • Tool to Review Quality and Completeness of HBRS
    January, 2018 - This tool can be used to spot-check home-based records (HBRs) during facility and/or randomized home visits to see if immunization data are being completed in the HBR. Additional questions can also be incorporated to provide further quantitative analysis. This tool should be used along with the qualitative tools (e.g. Interview ...
  • Towards a Framework for Realising the Benefits of eHealth in South Africa
    September, 2017 - The South African national eHealth strategy (2012/2013�2016/2017) includes a strategic priority focused on the realization of benefits. The strategy states that �[s]pecific actions are required to ensure that eHealth implementations deliver on their promise and that anticipated benefits are realized for all stakeholders.� The activity highlighted within this priority was ...