MSH Joins Successful MEASURE Evaluation Project in Monitoring and Assessment for Results

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Enhancing its work in capacity building and health systems strengthening across the world, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has become a primary partner of the MEASURE Evaluation Project. Spearheaded by USAID and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MEASURE Evaluation works to improve the collection, analysis, and presentation of data and promote their use in planning, policymaking, managing, monitoring, and evaluating of population, health, and nutrition programs. MSH is joining the program as it enters its twelfth year. Working in more than 40 countries across four continents, MEASURE Evaluation transforms public health information into action. Using tools in health information systems, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management, the program supports health systems areas such as HIV & AIDS, family planning, malaria, tuberculosis, and avian influenza. MSH brings a unique value to MEASURE Evaluation by offering new opportunities globally to broaden and strengthen the capacity of monitoring and evaluation units and regional training institutions. MSH will expand the technical assistance provided by MEASURE Evaluation to include the areas of systems strengthening, leadership, management, governance, and overall organizational development. MSH’s experience in the field has seen great success with projects like the Leadership, Management, and Sustainability (LMS) Program, Grant Management Solutions (GMS), The Reducing Child and Morbidity and Strengthening Health Care Systems Program in Malawi, and the Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Project. All have exhibited impressive results and outcomes in the area of health management. MSH has also partnered with The Futures Group International, John Snow, Inc., Macro International, Inc. and Tulane University in the MEASURE Evaluation project.