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TRAction will be participating in the 2017 Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference and hosting a joint satellite session with the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Institute for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy (University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco).

The satellite session is titled, "Constructing and Governing Applied Research Partnerships in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health" and is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2022 from 8:30AM-12:00PM EST.

TRAction Project Shares Research Findings and Lessons Learned at USAID Health Research Program (HaRP) End of Project Event

The TRAction Project participated in a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted end of project event for the Health Research Program (HaRP) which is USAID’s research to use portfolio.

Measuring and monitoring quality of care in family planning: are we ignoring negative experiences?

Despite decades of emphasis on quality of care, qualitative research continues to describe incidents of poor quality client–provider interactions in family planning provision. Using an emerging framework on disrespect and abuse (D and A) in maternal health services, this paper reviewed the global published literature for quantitative tools that could be used to measure the prevalence of negative client experiences in family planning programs.

Impact Evaluation of Inyenyeri Rwanda: HAP

This brief provides findings of exposure to household air pollution in Rwanda, collected by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) during an impact evaluation of Inyenyeri, a Rwandan Social Benefit Company. Baseline data were collected in collaboration with Access Project, Rwanda. The Inyenyeri model involves the coupling of sustainably produced biomass pellets with the cleanest biomass burning improved cookstove on the market.

Neal Brandes

Senior Health Research Advisor

Jessica Gergen

Jessica Gergen
ThinkWell Global
Washington, DC
Jessica Gergen is a mixed methods researcher and public health specialist with focus on governance, health finance, and health communications. Since joining ThinkWell in 2014, Jessica has worked on integration of qualitative methods in health financing and human resources for health research, including evaluating performance-based financing.

Third Annual International Maternal Health and Rights Day (IDMHR) – April 11, 2022



December 02, 2021

Landmark Beach Hotel and Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 30 November - 1 December 2021


November 27, 2021

The  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women kicked off the 1st International...


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