Evaluating the Influence of Human-Centered Design on Health Programs

As the human-centered design (HCD) field develops, it is critical that we also include measurement in the conversation. Pinning down the influence of HCD through measurement can help us to better understand the link between HCD and program impact. With such insight, we can inform and improve the practice, while unpacking how design can enhance public health work.

Improving Health Data Quality in Mozambique

In 2013, JSI began assessing the quality of the data collected on six key indicators related to HIV by performing data quality assessments at health facilities in Mozambique. These assessments evaluate data collected at the facility level and compare recorded data to data captured at the national level in order to determine discrepancies and improve overall data quality.

Senegalese Basketball Star Takes a Time-out to Talk with Local Youth

Senegalese basketball sensation Marie Rosche visited students at the Live, Learn & Play (LLP) program on Wednesday, June 29th. Marie chatted with eager youth at Talibou Dabo, a public school that accepts and accommodates disabled children in Dakar, Senegal. The LLP youth were elated to meet a basketball star and hung on her words as Marie told them how basketball shaped her life. She talked about basketball’s influence upon her education and career path, but also in shaping her as a person.

Five Tips for Building Data Visualization Capacity

Data visualization is a powerful way to illustrate trends and outcomes, whether for routine program monitoring or telling success stories. But learning how to design great visualization products as part of routine monitoring, evaluation, or communications can seem daunting, particularly if your data visualization coach lives on another continent. JSI’s Amanda Makulec shares five tips for creating successful data visualizations.

Communicating Ideas More Effectively by Expanding Your Design Toolkit

Tahmid Chowdhury explains how JSI is working to build the capacity of public health professionals to more effectively communicate quantitative and qualitative design through better design.

Decentralized Use of Data for Decisionmaking Critical to Accountability

Writing from the first regional conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh, JSI’s Tariq Azim explains the importance of making health data accessible and understandable to non-health sector players.

From Data Visibility to Data Use: The Information Revolution in the Ethiopian Public-Sector Health Care Supply Chain

JSI’s Paul Dowling, Rachel Kearl, Al Shiferaw of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT describe the three pillar’s of JSI’s work in Ethiopia to improve data visibility to strengthen the country’s health supply chain.

Making Data Meaningful: Why Information Design is a Critical Skill for Global Health Professionals

Amanda Makulec calls for global health professionals to build their skills to make data visual, accessible, and meaningful to help drive insight and impact.