Final Evaluation Wrap-up in New Delhi

The day after arriving in New Delhi, I went with five other members of the evaluation team to the USAID Mission in the US Embassy where we were welcomed by the Deputy Director Health Officer and staff. Following my presentation of the final evaluation findings, a discussion of the accomplishments of the project occurred. We [...]

Peeling the Onion

Before the groups returned to the project office in Sahibganj, I created a template for them to organize their interview results. I hoped that this would facilitate organizing information from disparate groups interviewing different types of stakeholders. After returning, the groups set to work in different offices fitting their interview notes into the A-C-E-S format [...]

A Shift Towards NCDs?

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Global Health Council’s 38th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference focused on global demographic changes, which naturally result in a shift in the burden of disease as populations grow older. The key acronym of the week was “NCD,” or non-communicable diseases. As someone who has [...]

Health System Strengthening in Delhi

We have one more day of field visits and interviews with the beneficiaries of the Chotton ki Asha (CKA) program. It has been raining every day since the beginning of the evaluation and the Yamuna River (the largest tributary river of the Ganges in northern India) is on the rise. The Press Trust of India [...]