ICF International is taking the lead on malaria and other infectious disease and works primarily in Kenya, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Southeast Asia. This work is performed as a subcontractor to the University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, under Phase III of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Bureau's primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in population, health, and nutrition worldwide. ICF helps to identify data needs, collect and analyze technically sound data, and use that data for health decision making.

ICF has worked with MEASURE Evaluation since 1998, designing and implementing a wide range of evaluation studies of different complexities, from rapid assessments to multiyear, multicountry studies. ICF has led the development of M&E guidance and standards in program areas such as malaria and avian influenza and contributed to the development of the same for HIV/AIDS. ICF has supported USAID missions and national health systems in the monitoring and evaluation of activities across the range of health interventions.

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  • Sujata Ram

    Technical SpecialistICF International

    Sujata Ram has nearly 20 years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for health and development programs. Her expertise includes leading the development of comprehensive project management plans (PMPs) and M&E frameworks for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) missions, program effectiveness assessment, group facilitation, capacity building in country-level implementing agencies, and child survival and reproductive health.

    Ms. Ram has worked on the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development Program (LEAD) as the overall M&E manager for the 11 Asian countries in the LEAD program, and she improved the M&E capacity of USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), implementing partners and control programs for national malaria, avian influenza, and tuberculosis. Prior to joining ICF, Ms. Ram worked as an independent consultant based in Bangkok, Thailand, and as a senior health advisor for the American Red Cross.

    Ms. Ram has an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Emory University and a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Bucknell University She is fluent in English and proficient in Spanish.

Insight Details

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Location: Africa, Asia

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