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Compendium of Operations Research

Created the framework and co-authored this publication highlighting VSI’s operations research (OR) across seven countries in Africa and Asia to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and program effectiveness of misoprostol use to prevent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) at the community level. Developed for policy makers, stakeholders and researchers, the compendium includes an overview of the basic components of the OR model, country program summaries, and cross-cutting results and best practices to contribute to the growing evidence base on the community-level use of misoprostol to prevent PPH.

Download VSI’s Compendium of Operations Research.

Service Delivery Toolkit

This toolkit, a collaboration between VSI and Ipas, is designed to help district or national-level clinicians, facility managers or program managers initiate the use of misoprostol as a medical treatment for incomplete abortion or integrate misoprostol into existing postabortion care services. I acted as a technical adviser to the development of this toolkit and wrote the section on “Ensuring High Quality Services.”

Download the toolkit.

Impact Evaluation

Funded by the Symantec corporation, OGE contracted me to create an impact evaluation methodology for OGE’s Digital Inclusion programs and an evaluation toolkit to be adapted for implementation at the country level and shared with partner organizations, including creation of theory of change models, impact indicators, systems for internal monitoring, and a follow-up survey for program participants to assess behavior change and socio-economic impact. Implemented the evaluation in four countries (Mexico, India, South Africa and Egypt); conducted cross-country analysis to see the impact of training and programs on mission-driven outcomes and drafted the final report.

Read the final report. Toolkit coming soon.

Pilot Program

VSI worked with the Rwanda Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement a comprehensive PAC pilot program in four districts with the aim of scaling it up nationally. All public health centers and hospitals in the four districts participated in the pilot program. The project aimed to develop and test data collection tools, a system of information flow, and service delivery indicators for potential inclusion in the Health Management Information System (HMIS), as well as to identify logistical components and other service delivery implications for scale-up. I designed methodology and data collection tools to be integrated into the country’s HMIS system, oversaw training and implementation, reviewed data collection and management, and provided continual support to the project. Included multiple site visits to meet with key program staff and partners, participate in trainings, and conduct monitoring visits.

Read the program brief and full technical report.

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