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February 19, 2019 EnCompass Staff No Comments

Evaluating PEPFAR’s Contributions to the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program

Project dates: 2018-2020

Client type: U.S. Government

Key topics: Health, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

Related Country(ies): Rwanda

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa


EnCompass assisted a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) committee in evaluating and documenting how U.S. government investments in Rwanda human resources for health (HRH) 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 Rwanda human resources for health over time, including support for the Ministry of Health and the broader context in which investments were made
  • Describe PEPFAR-supported human resources for health activities in Rwanda in relation to programmatic priorities, outputs, and outcomes
  • Examine the impact of PEPFAR funding on human resources for health outcomes and on HIV-related outcomes at the patient or population level
  • Provide recommendations to inform future human resources for healthH 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 the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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