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Measuring Health Outcomes in Field Surveys

This course explores the fundamentals of field-based health research through documentary-style learning at ongoing research projects in India and Kenya.

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Travel with our team to India and Kenya to see first-hand how rigorous health research is conducted in the field. This eight-week course will focus on the fundamentals of field-based health research with an emphasis on measuring health outcomes in low resource settings. The course will involve real world examples from on-going research studies in India and Kenya, combined with exercises to provide practical insights about study design, measurement of health outcomes and data collection, as well as the common challenges and constraints in implementing health surveys in the field. Case Studies and exercises will be drawn from research conducted by J-PAL affiliated professors.

JPAL350x is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds including those who are new to health research, as well as managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments, and non-governmental organizations around the world.

What you'll learn

  • Through a series of integrated learning modules, the course will focus on topics such as:
  • Measuring individual and population health
  • Designing research studies, including theories of change and logical frameworks
  • Selecting health indicators
  • Measurement tools and selection
  • Questionnaire development
  • Safety, hygiene, and ethical issues related to health research
  • Ethical issues

The course will run this year from September 25 - November 20, 2018. The link for registration is here: suring-health-outcomes-in-fiel d-surveys


Submit your abstract today for the AHAIC 2019 conference in Kigali, Rwanda

Scientific tracks will focus on four pillars of Universal Health Coverage (UHC):
  • Access
  • Quality
  • Financing
  • Accountability
All abstracts must be received by October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time)

Join the discussion on UHC in Africa ahead of AHAIC 2019 through four upcoming one-hour webinars

1st webinar: September 17, 2018 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm East Africa Time 
Workers, not volunteers: integrating community health workers in African health systems to achieve Universal Health Coverage
About the Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019 (#AHAIC2019)

Africa is at a critical moment in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). AHAIC 2019 will provide a platform for cross-pollination of ideas and home-grown solutions to reach UHC in Africa by 2030 – to make commitments tangible, actionable and achievable. The 2019 conference will focus on four key pillars of UHC – access, quality, financing and accountability. Dialogue and debates among world leaders, influencers, innovators and vital voices will aim to translate ideas nurtured at the global stage into meaningful action at the country level. To learn more about AHAIC 2019, visit the conference website.
Join us in organizing the biggest conference dedicated to advancing UHC in Africa and make an impact like never before. Learn more about our sponsors.


Dear Distinguished Members

The School of Public Health is planning to conduct a memorial lecture in remembering Professor Mesganw Fanthun who was a senior staff member of the School. The memorial lecture will be conducted at the College of Health Sciences auditorium on Wednesday July 18, 2018 from 9:00 am-12:00 noon in the presence of his families, colleagues, Addis Ababa University and Ministry of Health officials and invited guests. In the program, it is planned to have personalities who has close working relation with Professor Mesganaw to forward testimonial speech about his scientific contribution as an academician, a friend and colleague. As per the request from the School of Public Health, we hereby would like to share you the above information so that you can take part in the program.

EPHA secretariat

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