Research & Studies
One of our key methodological competences is evidence-based operational field and desk research to support advocacy, policy work and implementation. We’ve conducted evaluations, desk studies, and literature reviews in a variety of relevant technical areas. Our staff has strong academic experience with skills ranging from quantitative and qualitative research methods, data synthesis and analysis to elaboration of scientific reports and documents. These are used for dissemination of results among the scientific community as well as the support of policy-makers to elaborate evidence-based strategies, plans and, policies.
We can provide management services for studies, give support to scientists and principal investigators in the implementation of their research, including development and implementation of scientific and managerial tools, management of scientific teams, and coordination and support of human resources and bugets.
A selection of our recent publications.View all publications
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of four different strategies for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in the general population (CoV-Surv Study)
How to prioritise in quality improvement? Targeted implementation as a key for quality improvement in Kenyan health facilities
Associations between BMI and visual impairment of 33 407 preschool children in Germany: a pooled cross-sectional study
Quality improvement of health systems in an epidemic context: A framework based on lessons from the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
We regularly participate at international conferences, where we often present our work or help organize or moderate them. Here you will find a selection of conferences that we have attended or organized. You will find more details about the previous editions of our own Quality Improvement Forum that we organize in Heidelberg together with the Institute of Global Health and the aQua Institute for Quality Improvement.
Quality Improvement mechanisms in health systems strengthening: Where is the evidence?
2015 marks the start of the ‘post-MDG’ era and while the Millennium Development Goals could not reach all their targets, health system strengthening (HSS) is key to all programme interventions in health.