Community Health Evaluation

Since its inception, GHEI has implemented a variety of health programs in Humjibre and surrounding villages that have effectively addressed some of the critical health needs of the communities. Crucially, our health programs are informed by Community Health Evaluation surveys (CHEs) which involve collecting data from households in our communities.

Language

Program Duration

Program Cost

Session Dates

Location

June 22 - July 14, 2020

$2295

19 Days

English

Data Management & Analysis,

Research, Community Health,

Poverty Alleviation

 Application Period for 2020 is now open

Humjibre, Ghana

Fields of Work

Why We Conduct Surveys

Each year we collect data through surveys largely based on UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) questionnaires that help in monitoring and evaluation of our programs. 

 

This type of data is collected while a program is running and we use this data to know if we are on track to meet our targets, objectives and goals. 

The results obtained from the surveys demonstrate programmatic strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to perform evidence-based decision making such as modifications to increase effectiveness.

The Work We Will Do

In 2020, we will hold one CHE session that would involve participants collecting data from the field alongside GHEI’s local staff who are trained data collectors. In a team approach, the program participants are expected to work in partnership with the staff to successfully implement household surveys and perform data entry and cleaning to minimise errors.

Topics Covered

Observational Trips

In addition to the survey, CHE 2020 will also include observational trips to see 

first-hand living conditions in households in the communities. The participants will be able to observe visually many aspects of the survey such as toilet facilities in households, sanitation and usage of bed nets.

Impact of

Community Health Evaluation

CHE has also been used to collect baseline data i.e. data gathered before a program is implemented. In 2015, CHE was conducted in order to assess the problems that existed within the community pertaining to maternal and child health. 

 

This information collected was the basis for one of our biggest programs, 

Mother Mentors For Child Development

Serve As You Grow

While dwelling deeper and unearthing interesting insights about rural community health, GHEI’s CHE includes a comprehensive period for data collection coupled with relevant readings and discussions with the staff, thereby offering an in-depth context to maternal health and nutrition, child health, malaria prevention and household sanitation.

Field Intensive

 

Experience coordinating logistics and field implementation of a community health survey

Immersive Experiences

 

Cross-cultural experience, knowledge of barriers to health facilities in rural Ghana

Hands On Work

Conduct in-depth data collection, cleaning-management, basic analysis and interpretation of data

Ghana Health and Education Initiative is a registered 501(c)3 organization (EIN 26-2358536).

Photo copyright ©Ghana Health and Education Initiative 2016 and ©Rohit Lakhani for Photographers Without Borders 2015

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