From presenter Dr. Andreas Hasman: This virtual poster introduces a recently project looking at ways to measure and analyze effectiveness in the delivery of preventive public health and nutrition programs.
In developing a comprehensive set of effectiveness parameters, we started with the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) framework, and mapped out 11 effectiveness parameters. We then looked at the extent to which these parameters are referred to in the literature, and specified the relative importance that program managers and decision-makers ascribe to each of them. This was done in an online survey. We conclude that the relative importance of effectiveness parameters depends on local context. In assessing the effectiveness of the relative effectiveness of a given program, a first step is to get clarity on what effectiveness parameters matter – in addition to coverage. Such clarity will have to derive from an in-country discussion and agreement, including all program stakeholders.