News News Lessons learned from the Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme (2013-2020)Euro Health Group was the external independent evaluator on the mid-term evaluation assessing the progress made in the implementation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme from 2013 to 2017, covering all 46 focus countries of the programme. Global Fund thematic review of gender-responsive programming now available onlineThe Global Fund Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG)commissioned EHG to conduct a thematic review of the implementation of gender-responsive programming and support for gender equality and equity at country level. Based on the final report, the Global Fund published a Position Paper on "Adolescent Girls and Young Women and HIV", which is now available online at the Global Fund website. Please click on the link to the left to access the report. EHG Highlights of 2018We are happy to share a selection of our projects and assignments from the past year. Please read our Highlights of 2018! UNFPA Supplies Midterm Evaluation successfully completedEuro Health Group successfully completed the UNFPA Supplies Midterm Evaluation - the final report is now available at UNFPA website. EHG's Personal Data Protection Policy and Privacy NoticeThe new European Union (EU) data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR gives individuals in the EU more control over how their data is used and places certain obligations on businesses that process information of individuals. For information, please open this article to see Euro Health Group’s PRIVACY NOTICE and PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY. EHG organizes evaluation dissemination workshop in ZambiaEHG succesfully organized a high-level dissemination workshop to share the results of the EU-funded mid-term evaluation of the MDGi programme to accelerate the reduction of maternal, neonatal and child morbidity and mortality and improve nutrition among women and children in Zambia. EHG Highlights of 2017We are delighted to share a selection of our projects and assignments from the past year. Please read our Highlights of 2017! Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluations in Cambodia, Myanmar and SudanIn 2017, EHG embarked on a long-term project, entitled Prospective Country Evaluations (PCE), which is funded by the Global Fund and implemented by a consortium of international and national partners in Cambodia, Myanmar and Sudan. Investing in adolescents, girls and young women – the Global FundEHG was commissioned by the Global Fund Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) to conduct a thematic review of the implementation of HIV gender-responsive programming targeting adolescents, girls and young women at country level. Mid-term evaluation of EU funded MDGi programme in ZambiaEuro Health Group successfully completed the mid-term evaluation of the Millennium Development Goal Initiative (MDGi) which aims at accelerating the reduction of maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in Zambia. The 50 million euro programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Zambian Ministry of Health with technical support of UNICEF and UNFPA. EHG Awarded Global Framework Contract for Data Quality Audits (DQAs)Euro Health Group, as the lead consultant in partnership with Khulisa Management Services (South Africa), was awarded a global Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) contract for provision of services to conduct Data Quality Audits (DQA) on behalf of The Global Fund. Strengthening governance in primary health care in KyrgyzstanThe Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded EHG to implement a new long-term project in Kyrgyzstan to reduce non-communicable diseases, with a focus on hypertension, diabetes, breast and cervical cancer. Independent Impact Evaluation of Myanmar's 3MDG FundIn Myanmar, EHG was recently awarded a four year contract by UNOPS under the Three Millennium Development Goals (3MDG) Fund to serve as the Independent Evaluation Group. During a 4-year period, EHG and its partners, ITAD (UK) and the Department of Medical Research (Myanmar) will provide various evaluation services and serve as an advisor to the 3MDG Fund Management Unit on M&E related questions. Global Health Minders and the “Grand Convergence” in HealthIn 2014, Euro Health Group continued its active involvement in Global Health Minders, a Danish network of researchers and experts working in the field of global health. Global Health Minders aim to bring new global health challenges to the public agenda and make decision-makers, practitioners and the wider public aware of global health issues, challenges and improvements, in Denmark and beyond. Evaluation of the DILS Grant Programs in SerbiaEHG was appointed by the Ministry of Health in Serbia to carry out an independent evaluation of the 4 grants under the Delivery of Improved Local Services (DILS) Project which aims to increase access to health care to vulnerable groups, improve overall quality of health care, and strengthen information and communication technologies. Improving Supply Chain for Health Commodities in ZimbabweBased on our longstanding experience in procurement and supply chain management (PSM), EHG was contracted to conduct a supply chain assessment of all public sector health products in Zimbabwe on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and UNDP as the Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund grants in Zimbabwe. Evaluation of Danida's SRHR Strategy 2006-2013In late 2013, EHG was contracted by Danida to carry out an evaluation of its SRHR Strategy from the period 2006-2013 with a focus on determining Denmark’s contribution to SRHR outcomes across four thematic areas. External Verification of Results Based Financing in ZambiaEuro Health Group succesfully finalised a one-year contract with the Ministry of Health to carry out the first ever external verification in Zambia, internal verification is carried out by the project Implementing the Global Fund HSS Thematic ReviewEHG was contracted by the Global Fund to conduct a Thematic Review of its investments in health systems strengthening (HSS) in 14 targeted countries. EHG and ITAD awarded the Global Fund Strategic Review 2015EHG in partnership with ITAD was awarded a contract to implement the Global Fund Strategic Review 2015 which covers multiple countries. EHG Highlights of 2014 - Celebrating 25 Years 2014 was an exciting year for Euro Health Group as we successfully continued to provide consulting services across our four core technical areas while also expanding our portfolio into new thematic fields. DRG costing and payment exercise in the Republic of MoldovaEHG was contracted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection in Moldova to provide technical assistance (TA) to the National Health Insurance Company (CNAM). The TA focuses on strengthening the function and capacity of procurement of hospital services by calculating the hospital costs for services based on diagnosis related groups (DRGs) and recalculation of cost-weights of DRGs used to fund hospitals. EHG Highlights of 2016We are happy to share a selection of our projects and assignments from the past year. Please read our Higlights of 2016! EHG Highlights of 20152015 was another exciting year for Euro Health Group. To learn more about our achievements, portfolio and new projects, please read our Highlights of 2015. EHG Reviewing the Global Fund Market Shaping StrategyAs part of its evaluation of the 2012-2016 Strategy, the Global Fund commissioned EHG to conduct a Thematic Review on Market Shaping to examine the Global Fund’s role in shaping the market for key pharmaceuticals and diagnostic from 2011 through 2014. Kazakhstan University Leaders Participate in Training Programme in AustraliaA group of 17 professors, heads of departments and leading researchers in various universities throughout Kazakhstan is currently participating in a 2-week tailor-made pharmaceutical training programme at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Evaluation of UNFPA Family Planning Strategy 2008-2013In 2015, EHG in consortium with the Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands (KIT) was contracted by UNFPA to conduct an evaluation of its support to family planning at global level. The Inception Report has been published on UNFPA website and implementation of the evaluation continues throughout 2016. EHG awarded GIZ study on CCMs integration into national health systemsThe German BACKUP Initiative (GIZ) commissioned EHG to conduct a multi-country study on the integration of the Global Fund supported Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) into national health structures. End Line Evaluation of the H4+ Joint ProgrammeEuro Health Group is conducting this major evaluation of a ten-country, 100 million USD programme delivered jointly by the H4+ (now H6) partnership using direct funding from Canada and Sweden. Euro Health Group in BelarusEHG is taking part in the 2016-2018 project “International Accreditation of Testing Laboratories for Medical Products (BELMED)”, funded by the European Union. Evaluation of WHO PQ for UNITAIDIn mid-2016, EHG conducted an evaluation for UNITAID of their 2014-2016 project to support the World Health Organization’s Prequalification of Medicines and Diagnostics (WHO PQ program). The Millennium Development Goal Initiative (MDGi) in ZambiaEuro Health Group, as the lead consultant in partnership with Itad, is currently carrying out a mid-term evaluation and an ex-post evaluation of the MDGi, contracted by the EU.