global health

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


The Kuunika: Data for Action project (which means "to bring to light" in Chichewa) improves the supply, demand, and governance of HIV data in decision-making. Our work focuses on providing quantitative metrics on "data use", measuring incentives, linking resources to results, supporting Malawi's Ministry of Health's ability to manage and use HIV and health data in decision-making. The eBooks below summarize  our Kuunika study findings to date.

mHealth in Malawi - Landscape Analysis

mHealth Analysis Technical Deep Dive

Data Use Incentive - Discrete Choice Experiment

Complete Data User Study Data & Analysis

Data Use Evidence Heat Map

April 2018: Presentation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

December 2017: Global Digital Health Forum - 360 Country Perspective on Digital Health Development - Malawi Case Study

December 2017: Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary - Data: Where will we be in 5 years? 



We are working with Malawi's Ministry of Health and to understand how Mobile Network Operator data can be combined with health data to better target health service delivery. 

Blog Posts
Taking the Next Step to Implement Data4Development in Malawi — DIAL


Centre for infectious disease research zambia

We supporting CIDRZ in selecting and deploying realistic, sustainable technology solutions to collect patient feedback and display data in easy-to-use, actionable ways. CIDRZ is testing whether providing patient feedback to healthcare providers in Zamibia will improve HIV health outcomes.

eBooks (forthcoming)


The Global Fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria

Cooper/Smith works with the Global Fund, conducting rapid analyses on strengthening Malawi's Health Sector's Monitoring & Evaluation systems. 

Blog Posts & Reports

Achieving A Unified System for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Health Sector in Malawi


We are also working with Global Affairs Canada, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the World Bank.

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