News items related to Kenya
Helping Programs that Treat Tuberculosis and HIV Address the Needs of Mobile Populations
MEASURE Evaluation and partners studied mobility patterns, treatment outcomes, and the feasibility of regional client tracing strategies among people in care for HIV and/or TB in the Lake Victoria region, bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.
HIV: Best practices lead to a practical guide for lowering mother-to-child transmission of HIV
By Elizabeth Sutherland, PhD. A Science Speaks blog post discusses findings from an evaluation of the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival.
Integrating services works to curb HIV transmission from mothers to their infants and retain mothers in care, study shows
By Emily Bobrow, PhD. A combination of integrated service delivery approaches for mothers who are HIV-positive has been shown in Uganda to improve retaining mothers in HIV care and increasing exclusive breastfeeding for infants, plus providing an increase in completed HIV test results for babies at 18 months of age.
Life's little instruction books for information system security and maturity
Access resources for improving health information system management and security of electronic health records.
Putting Countries in the Driver’s Seat—With the Keys
By Christina Villella, MPH. This blog discusses country ownership and management of digital health, a trending topic at the recent Global Digital Health Forum.
Can Analysis of Tweets Inform Interventions to Prevent Gender-Based Violence?
MEASURE Evaluation recently explored the feasibility of using large social media datasets to track changes in attitudes on gender norms regarding sexual relationships between younger women and older men and attitudes on gender-based violence against women and girls.
News Article: Training a Tech-Savvy Health Workforce
Kenyatta University in Kenya, in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation, and four other universities, hosted a week-long training program in July on appropriate application of information communication technologies (ICTs) to health programs.
Digital health information systems are maturing to reflect realities on the ground
By Christina Villella, MPH. A Science Speaks blog post discusses how digital health information systems are maturing, shares related resources, and identifies areas for future focus.
MEASURE Evaluation Project Scores UNC’s Largest-Ever Award: $232 Million for Social Science Research
One of the largest research awards made to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only UNC’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the university has ever received, at $231.9 million
Building a Network
New interoperability toolkit helps integrate health information systems in developing countries
A Tool to Rely On
A new, innovative toolkit helps assess and build M&E capacity in the public sector.
Improving Health Networks: A Smart Idea
Using organizational network analysis, MEASURE Evaluation identified organizations providing some aspect of HIV care and investigated the ways in which they work—or don’t work—together.
Factors that Affect Collection and Use of Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data
MEASURE Evaluation has released three publications to help donors, governments, and groups working on health information systems to better understand factors that affect collection and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services
MEASURE Evaluation recently published findings of a review of youth-oriented HIV programs with the objective to uncover proven and promising practices and make them available to the global community.
Availability and Quality of Family Planning Services by Faith-Based Organizations in Malawi, Kenya, and Haiti
A recent study by MEASURE Evaluation contributes new evidence on the availability and quality of family planning services by faith-based organizations.
The Power of Small Grants: Research that Opens Minds
By Bridgit Adamou, MPH. Small grants help strengthen capacity for health research in low-income countries.
End Malaria for All
By Brittany Iskarpatyoti, MPH. A blog post explains why a focus on gender equity in anti-malaria programming and policies is fundamental to controlling, eliminating, and eradicating the disease.
Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy, and Security
MEASURE Evaluation undertook an assessment to study how mobile phone user behavior among health workers in LMICs may affect data quality—including data privacy, security, and confidentiality.
Project shows how to increase HIV treatment retention: Use the data you already have
By Kate Klein, MPH; Catherine Barker, MPH; Michelle Li, MS; and Nena do Nascimento, MPP. Blog discusses how to use existing data to increase HIV treatment retention.
As mHealth Expands, a Call to Curb the Enthusiasm
Mobile health (mHealth) technologies can improve access to health services and data for decision making, and the technology has the potential to lower health costs by reducing redundancy. But are mHealth programs fulfilling their potential, and are developing countries ready to fully implement mHealth?