About Lisa Hirschhorn
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Monitoring & Evaluation Professional
Global Health Delivery Project
Website: http://globalhealthdelivery.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: The Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project is working to systematize the study of health care delivery, to disseminate new learning to practitioners, and improve health care delivery in resource-limited settings.
Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dsm/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: DGHSM is an interdisciplinary basic science department focused on both teaching and conducting research about the social, cultural and moral aspects of illness and health care, with a special emphasis on reducing health disparities and improving the quality of medical care. Central to the mission of the Department is an effort to address significant global health problems affecting resource-poor societies and underserved American communities. Members of the Department develop innovative interventions for dealing with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, mental illnesses, and drug abuse in resource poor settings.
Partners In Health - PIH
Website: http://www.pih.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: Partners In Health, co-founded by physicians Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, serves millions of poor patients in nine countries, providing them with extensive health care and social services that address the root causes of poor health. By successfully proving that providing comprehensive, community-based medical care for complex diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis is not just possible but essential, the organization has helped bring about significant changes in global health policies and practices.
- United States
Posting for Bethany Hedt-a reference on a more strategic approach to measuring data quality using LQAS done with the Malawi national HIV program which takes less resources than full monitoring, and so could leave more time for improvement - http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/4/07-044685/en/index.html
Thanks all for ongoing discussion. To respond to Tony Roche re: M&E in assessing safety and quality in LMIC surgical programs and in particular relevant to "a collaborative capacity-building group". Measuring capacity building is an area in which I think new and relevant indicators are still needed. We are working ...
Some questions based on the last few days for which it would be great to hear from discussants include: 1. What are examples of successful design and implementation of simpler but effective M and E? 2. Are there tools which have been useful and which you can share in negotiating ...
Some key themes and some questions Looking over the last 2 days, some themes come through, but equally important, a number of questions 1. The importance of strategic decisions when to do impact evaluations, when RCTs are needed (and importantly when they are not feasible) 2. Collected data can be ...
So as follow-up, my request to participants is to share any examples where this simpler model has been effectively implemented? Are there tools which have been useful and which you can share in negotiating the "less is more" approach with stakeholders, in ensuring data quality or in use?
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