There are many ongoing African initiatives focused on local impacts on population health, with the goal of reducing mortality rates and increasing access to essential medical services. In the past several years, a number of these initiatives have published analyses of impacts of their programs. While these initiatives are programmatically different, they use the same metrics for measuring impacts (e.g., under-five mortality; access to treatment for fever, diarrhea, respiratory infections; vaccine coverage). A database of published results has been constructed, and will be used by the student researcher to better understand different models for accomplishing health related development goals and identifying gaps in the evidence base.
Mentor: John Drake
Type of Project: Quantitative/Computer-based