CHMI is excited to announce the public launch of its Reported Results initiative! Over the past several months, we have begun surveying implementers to collect information about the performance of programs profiled in our database. Is the program decreasing the cost of health services to the patient? Is it increasing the availability of services in a given area? While formal evaluations traditionally provide answers to these questions, they are not available for the majority of CHMI-profiled programs. Aiming to address this gap, CHMI is asking implementers to report any and all available information about the performance of their program – data that is often collected internally but is not systematically reported and shared.
If you’re new to CHMI, you may be wondering what we mean by reported results. Reported results are quantifiable measures of program performance across a number of key categories. [Click here to review the full set of results categories and definitions.] Examples include:
- Quality: Showing your program reduced the percentage of incorrect medication dispensed
- Affordability: Giving evidence that your services are priced below market price
- Availability: Demonstrating that you’ve increased the number of services or products available to an underserved community
All results submitted thus far are now available on program profiles.
Check out Dentista do Bem, a Brazil-based initiative that delivers dental care to the poor by incentivizing dentists to volunteer their time and cross-subsidize from paying patients. This has allowed them to decrease the cost of a complete oral health treatment from an average USD 7000 to USD 55 per child.
Or Riders for Health, an organization that aims to provide cost-efficient and sustainable transportation solutions for health care interventions in rural sub-Saharan Africa through its motorcycle management programs. Outreach health workers mobilized by Riders are now able to spend a dramatically increased amount of time in the villages with the communities. Prior to Riders mobilization, just 7% of 43 outreach health workers interviewed in Lesotho, were able to spend more than three days per week in the community conducting outreach work. Now, the number has increased to 72%.
To view the full list of programs with reported results, click here.
These are just some of the results being reported by programs in the CHMI network and we are keen to share more. If you are a program implementer or are otherwise engaged in measuring program performance, we want to hear from you! To share results with CHMI, either submit them through this online form or complete and return the attached word document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the success of an initiative is driven by a variety of factors, and further research is needed to comprehensively review program performance, we hope that collecting and reporting results will help contribute to these broader efforts and place the global health community a step closer to determining the impact of promising models.