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.
June 22-July 6, 2024
July 12-July 26, 2024
Data Management & Analysis,
Research, Community Health,
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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.
In addition to the survey, the Community Health Evaluation SSL session 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.
Experience coordinating logistics and field implementation of a community health survey
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