Bi-Weekly News Roundup: Beginning 2015 with Funding Opportunities and Achievements in Health Innovation

Program News

A SHOPS process evaluation found that LiveWell Health Clinics network in Kenya is a sustainable model addressing the challenge of providing high quality, affordable care to the poor through private providers.

Possible Health's “Top 10 Photos of 2014” captures the programs' successes in health innovation throughout the year.

Congratulations to Population Services International for being ranked sixth among nonprofits for money spent on programs in The Washington Post’s 200 Guide!

Congratulations to DKT International for having three programs ranked in K4Health’s Top 10 Contraceptive Social Marketing List!

Resources

SHOPS shares the Zambia Program Profile, which reported on the lessons learned from the four-year program

SHOPS published their report on Financing Medical Education through the Private Sector. The report shares the project’s work with private pre-service education financing in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. It summarizes major lessons from the pilot efforts and provide an evidence-based framework that policy makers and donors can use to improve health education financing.

Join Core Group January 8, for a webinar on Multi-sectoral Approaches to Improve Child Growth through WASH, Nutrition, and Early Childhood Development.

Opportunities

MEASURE Evaluation is providing small grants to support research in family planning. See full application here.

The National Institute of Health is accepting applications for a research project grant for innovative measures of oral medication adherence for HIV treatment and prevention. This grant would fund research seeking to advance the development of bioanalytical assays, pill ingestion sensors, drug metabolite and taggant detection systems, or wireless technologic approaches for monitoring and improving adherence to oral antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis.  Application deadline is February 25, 2015.

Naya Jeevan is hiring a COO/ Country Head and a corporate account manager. Email nayajeevan@njfk.org for more information and application materials.

Mothers2mothers is hiring a Project Officer based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The project officer will support the implementation of m2m programs in Malawi, training mentor mothers, provide supportive supervision, assist with monitoring and evaluation of m2m programs and new initiatives, and develop input for concept notes and communications materials.

The Society For Family Health in Nigeria seeks a Deputy/Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation in Abuja. See the job posting here.

General News

In the Post's article on lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak, cultural sensitivity and collaboration with local leadership rank high on the list.

The Times' investigative report on How Ebola Roared Back examines the shortcomings of health systems in West Africa, and the difficulty of obtaining accurate information at a time when it was needed most.

On NextBillion, how microfinance can deliver affordable healthcare.

Photo: Bryan Balis, Possible Health