Global health: Health & community systems strengthening
Our team has substantial experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of health and community systems strengthening activities and initiatives. This has spanned human resources for health, data systems, governance, supply chain management, services integration and organisation of quality of care.
Our team has substantial experience in health and community systems strengthening activities across a wide range of countries covering various WHO regions, income levels, as well as both stable and fragile states. We have worked across a number of different aspects of health systems such as costing for civil registration and vital statistics systems within country data collection systems, introduction of new technologies and commodities, updating of guidelines and programmatic tools, reviews of human resources for health support, analyses of routine health data, assessments of the integration of specific disease and other health interventions, and reviews of scope and effectiveness of community health programmes and their linkage to formal health systems.
Critically, we have good experience in the functioning of the health and community systems as a continuum, for example through evaluating maternal/ newborn health interventions in India including facility and home-based interventions, and through the large scale review of the Global Fund’s investment in resilient and sustainable systems for health, which required eleven countries case studies across varied settings We also recently developed a methodology for evaluating TB programmes and service delivery encompassing a community, rights and gender orientation to be applied across a range of country settings for the Stop TB Partnership. Our core Global Health team also brings significant experience working with community-based organisations through many years working in Africa and South Asia, collaborating with a range of community-based structures as part of project partnerships spanning systems strengthening, health promotion, malaria, and TB control.
Communicable & non-communicable diseases
We have comprehensive knowledge and expertise in communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS,...
Health & community systems strengthening
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Market dynamics, supply & access
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Sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child & adolescent health
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Universal health coverage
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Global health News & insights
Applying the ‘no-one worse off’ criterion
Laura Grobicki has contributed to an article published in the journal 'AIDS', related to the HIV allocative efficiency modelling work she undertook in Togo.
Evaluation of cooperation agreements between health organisations
The Global Fund commissioned CEPA to conduct an evaluation of its Cooperation Agreements with WHO and the Stop TB Partnership on the provision of technical assistance to support the development of country concept notes and grant-making.
Thematic review to assess an approach to investing in resilient & sustainable systems for health
CEPA conducted a thematic review to assess the Global Fund’s current approach to investments in Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH).
Evaluation of community, human rights and gender interventions
CEPA was appointed to develop an evaluation framework and methodology to help the Stop TB Partnership to evaluate its community, human rights and gender focused work.
Monitoring of Gavi Market Shaping Externalities
As part of its Supply and Procurement Strategy for 2016-2020, Gavi committed to monitor any negative and positive unintended consequences, so-called externalities, that could arise from its market shaping activity.
Evaluation of Gavi health system strengthening support to Nepal
Gavi commissioned an evaluation of its Health System Strengthening (HSS) support to Nepal through the pooled funding mechanism.
Modelling ROI on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child & adolescent health & nutrition interventions
CEPA conducted a modelling of the Global Financing Facility’s return on investment for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) interventions.
Making markets for children with HIV
Our evaluation of the impact of Unitaid's support for treating children living with HIV demonstrated the pivotal role the organisation had in creating a market for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) medicine.
Framework for integration of disease programmes into health systems
CEPA was commissioned by the Global Fund to develop a framework and diagnostic tool for assessing governance-level bottlenecks to the integration of disease programmes into national health systems.
Mid-term evaluation of the Unitaid “Self-testing Africa (STAR)” project
CEPA was appointed to review the implementation of the first phase of Unitaid’s HIV self-testing grant to identify areas that worked well and those that worked less well, determine the extent to which the project achieved its intended impacts.
Advisory support to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
CEPA was asked to carry out an analysis of the factors affecting provision of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent related health programmes (SRMNCAH).
Review of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control
CEPA was appointed by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) to conduct an independent review of the revitalised Task Force.
Evaluation of the ‘Improving Severe Malaria Outcomes’ project
CEPA was appointed to conduct a mid-term and an end-term review of Unitaid’s “Improving Severe Malaria Outcomes” project.
Development of Global Strategy for Womens’, Childrens’ & Adolescents’ Health
CEPA supported the PMNCH’s Consultation on the Global Financing Facility in conducting a global consultation process and producing a report.
Learning agenda – Gavi’s new country engagement framework
CEPA was appointed by Gavi to capture feedback and document lessons during the early implementation phase of Gavi’s new country engagement framework approach.
Development of Gavi application guidelines
CEPA was commissioned to develop Gavi’s Application Guidelines and Forms for 2016 and 2017.
Meta-review of Gavi health systems strengthening (HSS) country evaluations
CEPA conducted a meta-review of 14 country evaluations of Gavi HSS support in order to inform Gavi’s review of its HSS window of support.
Prospective evaluation design for the Bangladesh Home Fortification Project
CEPA supported CIF with an evaluation of the Bangladesh Home Fortification Project, aimed at reducing anaemia among young children.
Evaluation of the Stop TB Partnership
CEPA was appointed to undertake a Value for Money (VfM) evaluation of the Stop TB Partnership covering the period 2007 to 2013.
Innovative financing mechanisms for malaria elimination
CEPA was appointed to review current financing trends for malaria eliminating countries and consider suitable innovative financing mechanisms that could be developed to support malaria elimination.
Review of Unitaid’s Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)
CEPA undertook a review to closely assess the strategic direction, positioning and operations of the MPP.
Evaluation of the Norway India Partnership Initiative
CEPA was appointed by the Evaluation Department at Norad to conduct a process evaluation of the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) with the aim to reduce child and maternal mortality.
Investment case for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
The purpose of the assignment was to prepare an investment case for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems, to serve as a key advocacy document to garner support for and investment in, CRVS systems.
Mid-term review of GAIN’s Infant and Young Child Nutrition programme
CEPA conducted a mid-term review of GAIN’s Infant and Young Child Nutrition programme.
Evaluation of Gavi Phase II
A consortium led by CEPA carried out the second evaluation of Gavi. The evaluation assessed Gavi’s performance since inception, focusing on the period between 2006 and 2009.
Market Dynamics Study on drugs and diagnostics for communicable diseases
CEPA was commissioned by the Global Fund to conduct a Market Dynamics Study focusing on seven product areas (drugs and diagnostics for the three disease areas, and Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets).