Navigation Links
$15 million to develop mobile device data collection system to monitor family planning initiatives
Date:5/28/2013

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was awarded a $15 million five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a mobile device-based data collection system to monitor progress in family planning access and quality of care in some of the poorest countries in the developing world. The grant will establish a durable platform for rapid and frequent performance monitoring to assess populations' access to and uptake of quality family planning care.

Known as Performance, Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020), the project will track key indicators for contraceptive demand, supply, use and quality of care in low-income countries. The countries to be engaged participated in last year's London Summit on Family Planning. At the summit, $2.6 billion was committed by donors and more than 20 developing countries made commitments to increase access to contraceptives for an additional 120 million women and girls by 2020.

"This innovative work will use advanced information technologies to monitor performance. This new approach can increase the effectiveness of family planning care, and is applicable to a broad range of public health needs in low-resource settings, such as child immunization, nutrition and safe water," said Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

"We are excited to work with Johns Hopkins University on this cutting edge approach to performance monitoring." said Chris Elias, president of Global Development at the Gates Foundation. "Tracking progress is critical to advancing FP2020 and helping women plan their families."

PMA2020 will be based at the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins. According to Amy Tsui, PhD, director of the Gates Institute, surveyors who reside at sentinel sites will use mobile phones to compete surveys nationally representative of households and service delivery facilities. The data collectors will use the Open Data Kit software on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, for the annual surveys. Data will be transmitted through smart phones to central servers for tabulation and processing into tables, graphs and maps that are then shared with the community, health providers and other national and international stakeholders. Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia and India are among the countries expected to participate.

"PMA2020 will strengthen country-level monitoring capacity and forecasting models," said Tsui. "PMA2020 will help the global community track progress and advance the goals of the London Summit on Family Planning."

Scott Radloff, former Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Population and Reproductive Health, will direct PMA2020. He recently joined the Bloomberg School's faculty in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and brings exceptional leadership in global population policy and analysis to Johns Hopkins. Radloff will be joined by Jose Rimon II, who became the Gates Institute's deputy director last fall. "PMA2020 brings two of the world's leading experts in family planning and reproductive health to our Department," said Dr. Robert Blum, William H. Gates Sr. Professor and Chair of the Population, Family and Reproductive Health Department.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Scientist awarded $1 million grant to develop tools for hepatitis C treatment discovery
3. David H. Koch donates $10 million to Mount Sinais Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
4. $9 million grant awarded to UH to study, treat learning disabilities
5. New report shows 15 million babies born too soon every year
6. Southeast program to fight diabetes awarded nearly $10 million by HHS
7. OHSU study: Misdiagnosis of MS is costing health system millions per year
8. Enzyme corrects more than 1 million faults in DNA replication
9. 53 million Americans might have diabetes by 2025, according to a new study in Population Health Management
10. Asthma Cases Continue to Rise in U.S., Affecting Millions
11. UC San Diego Superfund Research Program receives $15 million grant renewal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who went on ... of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the age of ... 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out of boot ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, ... featured in a study indicating superior performance against competitive products in secretion clearance. ... Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing“ was published in the winter ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... enchanting tale that teaches children the true meaning of Christmas. “Journey to Christmas” is the ... devoted woman of faith. , “Becoming a parent changes you. In my case, the ... years, but actually doing it might have been a while in coming if it hadn’t ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... “The Land of More and More”: a brilliant story for ... shares the simple and achievable answer. “The Land of More and More” is the ... Church in Angola, Indiana where he works with the children’s ministry department. , ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced ... Models (APMs) in 2017. Clinicians who participate in APMs are paid for the quality ... the Administration’s effort to build a system that delivers better care and one in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Amplifiers, Diagnostic Instruments), Sales Volume, Company Analysis and Forecast to ... ... Volume, Company Analysis and Forecast to 2022 provides a comprehensive ... The growing prevalence of hearing impairment coupled with an expanding ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017  Palladian Health, ... has announced the launch of an opioid management ... guidelines on opioids and helps stem the growing ... often prescribed to treat chronic non-cancer pain (back ... serious risks and lack of evidence regarding long-term ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 Germany Cataract Surgery ... new report, "Germany Cataract Surgery Devices Market Outlook to ... Surgery Devices market. The report provides value, in millions ... (USD) within market segements - Phacoemulsification Equipment and Ophthalmic ... shares and distribution shares data for each of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: