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Health


Health

Overview

We work with our clients to develop solutions aimed at improving the health of populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 


Our region faces the challenges of the quadruple burden of disease, which includes both communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as violence and injury. 

Coupled with this are relatively weak health systems, heavy reliance on donor funding and inequitable public and private sectors. Within this context, we provide experts with decades of experience in the design, implementation, costing and evaluation of health programmes, and strengthening of sustainable health systems.

Leading The Team

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    Saul Johnson

    Managing Partner (Health)
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    ​Sarah Magni

    Partner (Health)
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    Lisa Mulenga

    Programme Director (Health | MMC)
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    Kerry Mangold

    Programme Director (SSLN | Health)
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    Steve Cohen

    Principal (Health)
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    Vincent Shaw

    Principal (Health)

Areas of Expertise

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      Research, monitoring and evaluation

      We design and implement a variety of research projects - from national household surveys to discrete and focused programme reviews or process evaluations. Our researchers have decades of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and of applying these in a practical way, which ensures that our findings can be confidently used by the commissioning companies and organisations.

      We work with clients on the design of appropriate evaluations for their programmes, using robust methods and a cost-effective approach. We also work with clients to develop user-friendly M&E frameworks and plans, and find ways to represent routinely collected data to encourage better decision making.

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      Behavioural sciences

      Insights from behavioural sciences foster an understanding of human behaviour within given contexts that allow us to design systems or interventions that result in behaviour change. The behavioural sciences is an umbrella term that draws on psychology, anthropology, cognitive science, behavioural economics (BE), and social and behavioural change communication (SBCC). Our work builds on the evidence base provided by behavioural sciences and applies it to effect behaviour change in wide-ranging contexts or settings. We use our deep sector expertise and experience in applying behavioural sciences insights to influence behaviour through communication, interventions, processes and systems. We design and deliver human-centred systems and processes, and effect scalable, sustainable behaviour change along the full impact pathway.

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      Health economics and costing

      Sustainable financing and the achievement of value for money in health interventions are increasingly recognised as key pillars in achieving the sustainable development goals for health and universal healthcare. At a time when many countries face large cuts to donor funding and competing demands for domestic resources, we provide technical support to decision makers in navigating this new reality.

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      Sustainable health systems

      When already strained health systems are hit with unforeseen circumstances, such as COVID-19, we demonstrate our flexibility and technical expertise to help our clients redesign and adapt programmes and systems for resilience and sustainability.

      Strengthening health systems involves managing various stakeholders, building capacity, and preparing for unexpected circumstances. It also means working on longer-term projects with an array of different components. Our technical and strategic expertise has thus prepared us to navigate not only existing programmes but other aspects of public health through times of uncertainty.

Projects

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    Comprehensive strategy to improve Primary Healthcare in SA

    Genesis was contracted to assist Population Services International (PSI) and Society for Family Health (SFH) to develop PSI’s South Africa strategy.

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    Strengthening HIV prevention through facilitated South-to-South learning 

    Genesis, in partnership with the University of Manitoba, is supporting the Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC) to establish and strengthen shared learning of best practice among 10 African countries heavily burdened by HIV. This is facilitated through the South-South Learning Network (SSLN), a GPC initiative.

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    Innovative funding for project to address teenage pregnancy

    Genesis Analytics was appointed with a consortium of partners to provide technical support for a social impact bond to address HIV and pregnancy in school-going adolescent girls in South Africa.

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    Evaluating NHI Phase 1 pilot implementation for Department of Health

    Genesis undertook the evaluation of the Phase 1 implementation of the government’s policy of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa. The main aim was to assess whether the NHI Phase 1 interventions had achieved their objective of health system strengthening in primary health care facilities.

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    Campaign does improve men's perceptions on HIV testing

    South Africans (18-34 years) who are exposed to the Testa Boy campaign are 50% more likely to agree that men who test for HIV are strong and responsible, according to a study done by Genesis Analytics for the Centre for Communication Impact.

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    Improving the accurate costing of HIV programmes in Africa

    Genesis has been awarded a contract to undertake a number of learning activities that will improve countries’ abilities to accurately cost their HIV programmes, using national data systems, and interpret existing cost data, thereby enabling more effective planning, budgeting and ongoing decision-making.

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    Sexual and reproductive services will improve health of SA's youth

    Genesis Analytics supported the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to investigate the understanding, accessibility and acceptability of providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to boys and girls attending school in South Africa.

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    Behaviourally informed messaging increases medication adherence

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by PPO Serve to help improve medication adherence among HIV-positive patients enrolled on the GP Care Cell (GPCC) programme. The programme offers free HIV treatment through a network of private GPs.

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    Genesis counts cost of lifestyle diseases for Gauteng government

    The Gauteng Office of the Premier’s Planning Division contracted Genesis Analytics to determine the health and financial effects of non-communicable diseases on Gauteng’s health system for 2017-2030 and to recommend policies and best practices to address the growing burden in Gauteng.

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    Human development

    We work with governments and private businesses to build human capital by improving education and health outcomes, ensuring a decent standard of living for all. Our focus sectors are health, education, social protection and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). 

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