This report is an external assessment of the USAID-funded technical assistance (TA) on strengthening routine immunization (RI) programs under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bauchi and Sokoto State Governments and the Bill & Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations. In January-February 2018, an external team assessed the TA provided by the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)-RI. The team also visited Kaduna and Kano States where RI programming is being developed under a MOU between those States and the Foundations.
This performance evaluation assesses progress in the five-year, $70 million Supporting Operational AIDS Research (SOAR) Project. The report addresses the following evaluation questions: What types of research are being conducted by the Project? How timely have they been? What are the key best practices from the implementation phase? What is the effectiveness of the Research Utilization strategy of the Project and how well has this strategy been implemented?
This midterm performance evaluation of the Community Health and Improved Nutrition (CHAIN) Project was conducted to provide USAID stakeholders and the Government of Rwanda (GOR) with an assessment of how CHAIN’s multi-sectoral design and coordination and collaboration (C&C) model have functioned to date and recommend ways to improve them.
This evaluation examines the evidence on the effectiveness and scalability of the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) model of integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) community development in Kenya and Uganda. The project aimed to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and improve maternal and child health care practices while reducing threats to biodiversity conservation in project communities.
Led by EngenderHealth, the USAID Tanzania Responding to the Need for Family Planning
through Expanded Contraceptive Choices and Program Services (RESPOND) Project was
implemented as a five-year project, from November 2012 through October 2017, with a budget
ceiling of US$ 42 million. Working in 110 districts in four regional areas (Mwanza, NW; Arusha,
NE; Iringa, SW; and Coast, SE), the purpose of RESPOND was to increase the use of family
planning (FP) and reproductive health services, with a focus on long-acting and reversible
USAID/Madagascar Mikolo Project supports Madagascar’s national policy for the implementation of community-based service delivery, to increase access to and availability of community-based primary health care, especially for women of reproductive age, children under age five, and infants living in remote areas of Madagascar. This evaluation of the Mikolo Project is to: 1) to learn to what extent the project’s goals and objectives have been achieved; and 2) to inform the design of a future community-based health services activity.
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Expansion Project (PMI-EP) is a five-year USAID cooperative agreement through the PMI initiative started on October 18, 2012, and scheduled to end on October 17, 2017. The purpose of the project is to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo in efforts to increase coverage and use of key malaria interventions and to strengthen the health system to provide sustainable, high-quality preventive and curative services.
The USAID/Nigeria-funded Family Health Plus (FH+) project implemented a three-pronged approach to increase the long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR). Managed by Marie Stopes International of Nigeria with partners Palladium Group (formerly Futures Group International) and Marie Stopes International, the three-year project ended in March 2017.
Rwanda has made tremendous strides in improving the health and well-being of its citizens over the past decade and attained health Millennium Development Goals ahead of schedule. To sustain these impressive gains and go further, the government of Rwanda (GOR), its development partners (DPs), and key stakeholders recognize the urgent need to have a well-capacitated and sustainable health system (HS).
The evaluation’s principal objective was to assess progress that the Integrated Health Project Burundi (IHPB) has made through September 2016 in achieving its objectives and document the effectiveness of the project’s approaches and responsiveness to integrating and improving health behaviors, services, and systems. This evaluation used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods of primary data collection. Primary data were supplemented by secondary data from the IHPB project and from U.S. and Burundi government documents.