IHM prides itself in utilizing data-driven methods to improve health programs in Southern Africa through research and evaluation. Over the years, IHM has played a pivotal role in various health-oriented projects. See our fact sheets below for more information:
Data Quality Assessment Study – Swaziland’s “Soka Uncobe” Male Circumcision Project
JSI was engaged by Centre for Disease Control (CDC)’s Global Aids program in Swaziland to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in conceptualization, designing, development and management of a robust Male Circumcision M&E system.
Research of the National PIN as a Unique ID option for Accessing Health Services
The Unique Patient Identifier Project Survey focused on determining people’s attitudes, experiences, beliefs, and concerns to towards the National PIN as a means to uniquely identify patients, monitor their movements between health institutions and keep records.
Survey on Contraceptives and the Reproductive Health Commodities
IHM was contracted on the UNFPA Global Program on Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GRPRHCS) to assess the availability and stock of RH commodities, assessing supply chain, staff training, availability of guidelines and protocols.
Swaziland, Redesign and Finalization of RXPMIS: Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Project.
In order to generate quality information, the MoH decided to implement an electronic medical records system which would not only generate health care services data for PMTCT, HTC, Pre-ART and HIV/TB treatment programs.
Strengthening real time Health Management System to improve program monitoring and response
The Minsitry of Health's HMIS unit has requested support from UNICEF for real time data system that will be able to timely availability of data to guide decision making at health and regional levels. The interim plan will function parallel to the rolling out of the new CMIS and ensure that no data is lost during this transition.
Evaluation of Lutsango LakaNgwane and Khulisa Mntfwana Projects
With funding from PEPFAR through Pact, Lutsango LwakaNgwane in 2011 began implementation of a GBV and HIV prevention program. The project was geared towards tackling the high HIV prevalence rate in Swaziland through integrating one of /its core drivers – GBV
Enhancing Strategic Information (ESI) Project (On-going)
USG/South Africa and the Southern Africa Regional Program have long recognized that the timely collection of reliable data, its analysis, and the subsequent production and presentation of information for informed health program decision making are essential to improving health outcomes.
Data Collection to support the World Bank’s support the Zambia National HIV Program Efficiency Study
The scope of IHM’s assignment on this project was focused on supporting the data collection component of the World Bank’s support to the Government of Zambia.
Client Management Information System
CMIS stands for Client Management Information System. It is an electronic system that is intended to replace paper register books at MoH health facilities. The CMIS is also intended to cut across all of the different health programs in order to ensure health information flows across these areas.
IHM Technical Assistance on Strengthening SHAPMoS
The Swaziland HIV/AIDS Programme Monitoring System (SHAPMoS) is a routine data collection system to collect community level information on non-health HIV services in Swaziland, managed by NERCHA. There is currently a need to update the indicators in SHAPMoS to meet the requirements of PEPFAR 3.0 and Dreams Initiative.
Geospatial Analysis and HIV Program Coverage Mapping
The Geospatial Analysis methodologies provide a smoothed map which estimates variations of HIV positivity between health facilities within a given geographic boundary .IHM and NERCHA will compile the necessary datasets to conduct the analysis to examine spatial variations in HIV disease burden across Swaziland.
Swaziland PLACE Study on Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In Swaziland, AGYW are a most vulnerable population. Under the DREAMS Initiative, PEPFAR/Swaziland will intensify programming directed at this population. IHM will conduct a PLACE study in key priority areas (tinkundla). The study will allow for programmatic mapping to identify where AGYW socialize and meet new sexual partners.