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Monitoring and Evaluation announcments, webinars, workshops, and pubicaitons from MEASURE Evaluation

 

MEASURE Evaluation, a USAID-funded project, supports improvements in monitoring and evaluation population, health and nutrition worldwide. Please find announcements of upcoming workshops and new publications below.


Announcements


Call for Field Application Success Stories

MEASURE Evaluation is looking for examples of field application of supportive supervision/facilitation techniques to monitoring and evaluation of community-based health programs. Selected case studies will be included in a case studies and recommendations document to illustrate how to use supportive supervision with community-based HIV programs so as strengthen programs’ collection and use of routine monitoring information.


Learn more at <http://goo.gl/S9kOH>. 


New “Ask the Gender M&E Expert” Resource Available

This feature offers field and program staff, M&E professionals, and individuals working on gender equality an opportunity to engage with MEASURE Evaluation’s Gender M&E experts on monitoring and evaluation of health programs with a gender perspective.


Ask your question at <http://goo.gl/tbi9R>. 


Webinar


Findings from a National Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia Webinar

Please join us for a Child Status Net webinar on the findings from a national situation analysis of orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia – a report from the baseline study of the STEPS OVC project. The discussion will be held at 12pm EST on June 12 and will be led by Mathew Ngunga from Zambia.


Find out more about the webinar at <http://goo.gl/kQxJQ>.


Workshops


M&E of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs Workshop – Application Deadline Extended

USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation Project is pleased to announce a regional workshop on “Monitoring and Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs,” for English speaking professionals. The workshop is sponsored by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, India in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation. 


Applications must be submitted to PHFI by June 17, 2012. The workshop will be held July 25 – August 3, 2012 in New Delhi, India.


Find out more about this workshop at <http://goo.gl/nCyY9>.


Mapping Community-based Global Health Programs Workshop

MEASURE Evaluation, a USAID funded project, is hosting this workshop to bring together community-based M&E advisors, program officers, and thought leaders working in GIS and community-based delivery of HIV and other health services. At the meeting, participants will discuss how to best apply community-based mapping methods and other operations research questions around the implementation of this relatively new and quickly expanding technical area.


Learn more at <http://goo.gl/YZ8dY>.


M&E of Public Health Programs Workshop – Ile Ife, Nigeria

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills are fundamental to the process of designing and implementing programs, analyzing and using data, and conducting advocacy for population and health programs. In order to build the capacity of M&E professionals who are actively engaged in the health sector, a two-week non-degree course will provide training in M&E systems and the application of M&E data to decision making in population and health programming. 


Applications must be submitted by July 6. The workshop will take place August 6-17 in Ile Ife, Nigeria.


Find out more about this workshop at <http://goo.gl/u6jPG>. 


Publications


Gender and Health Data and Statistics: An Annotated Resource Guide <http://goo.gl/xtvCw

Gender-responsive health data are critical for generating evidence on best practices and for advancing and informing health policies, which will improve the health of women and families. Global donors and bilateral agencies have recently expressed an urgent need for interventions, programs, and policies to address gender equality and other structural factors that influence health outcomes, particularly with the aim of improving women’s health. An expert consultation, “A policy dialogue to strengthen evidence to improve women’s health through gender and health statistics,” was held in Washington DC, October 25–27 2010 to discuss these issues. The need for more gender-related health data and statistics was recognized, along with better access to existing resources. This guide is an annotated compilation of these resources, developed by MEASURE Evaluation at the request of USAID’s IGWG and the Department of Gender, Women and Health of the WHO).


Etnicidad y Riesgo de VIH en Guatemala <http://goo.gl/P9bLj

Los mayas y otros grupos indígenas constituyen cerca de la mitad de la población de Guatemala y las investigaciones que se han realizado anteriormente arrojan resultados evidentes sobre su alto grado de marginación con respecto a casi todos los indicadores de salud y bienestar (Gragnolati and Marini, 2003). Sin embargo, se sabe muy poco sobre el perfil de riesgo de estos grupos en cuanto al VIH y tampoco se sabe la diferencia entre dicho perfil y el de la población no indígena. La determinación de estas diferencias podría servir de base para la asignación de recursos y para mejorar las estrategias de intervención tendientes prevenir el VIH en el país.


Con el fin de describir las diferencias en una serie de variables demográficas y relativas al VIH entre grupos étnicos, se utilizaron los datos sobre 16,205 mujeres de 15 a 49 años y sobre 6,822 hombres de 15 a 59 años que participaron en la Encuesta Nacional de Salud Materno Infantil (ENSMI) de 2008-2009. Luego se controlaron factores como la edad, la educación, la riqueza y otros, usando para ello un modelo de regresión logística con el fin de investigar la conexión entre la etnicidad y las probabilidades de una iniciación sexual temprana, un mayor número de parejas sexuales, el uso del condón, las pruebas de VIH, un conocimiento a fondo sobre el VIH y las actitudes de aceptación hacia las personas que viven con VIH (PVV) entre los encuestados.