The Challenge: Too often health research is removed from the practice of providing care and health workers who can use their knowledge to inform research projects and benefit from deploying research findings.
Our Strategy: We partner with research institutions and health and development agencies to bring evidence to the forefront of healthcare provision.
The Opportunity: We are uniquely able to leverage our network of medical centers for health research. As our network and patient population grows we see opportunities for engaging third parties in health research conducted through our network of medical centers.
Sustainability: We are compensated for our monitoring and evaluation and evidence synthesis and training work. Our Research and Evidence Program is a net contributor to the organization's bottom line and is able to subsidize growth and development in our other major programs: the Ubuntu Afya network and Stone HMIS.
-Supporting monitoring and evaluation for Gertrude's CICF funded M-Wallet Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Northeastern Kenya
-Supporting monitoring and evaluation of our own Ubuntu Afya work in Homa Bay, Kenya
-Led monitoring and evaluation of the Tele-Afya telemedicine pilot program for CISCO Systems and other partners
-Analyzed Kenya's DHIS2 reproductive health data in partnership with the Univeristy of North Carolina's MEASURE Program
-Ongoing completion of systematic reviews on specific health topics in partnership with Kleijnen Systematic Review Systems
-Ongoing training in evidence review and incorporation into health practice in partnership with The University of Adelaide's Joanna Brigg's Institute