Evaluating PEPFAR’s Investments in Rwandan Human Resources for Health

Evaluating PEPFAR’s Investments in Rwandan Human Resources for Health

EnCompass assisted a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) committee in evaluating and documenting how U.S. Government investments in human resources for health (HRH) in Rwanda have affected morbidity and mortality outcomes for people living with HIV. EnCompass’ role was to lead the data gathering component of the evaluation, drawing on its signature approaches of emphasizing participation at all stages of the process and taking utilization of findings as a primary objective. Encompass’ work informed the National Academies committee report.

This evaluation had four aims:

  • Describe PEPFAR investments in HRH in Rwanda over time, including support for the Ministry of Health and the broader context in which investments were made
  • Describe PEPFAR-supported HRH activities in Rwanda in relation to programmatic priorities, outputs, and outcomes
  • Examine the impact of PEPFAR funding on HRH outcomes and on HIV-related outcomes at the patient or population level
  • Provide recommendations to inform future HRH investments that support population-level HIV and advance PEPFAR’s mission

This evaluation was conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as part of its mission to “provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world,” and was sponsored by PEPFAR.

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