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Keeping Adolescent Girls in School (KAGIS)
Sector: Health
Focus Area: Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
Services: Research, Evaluation and Assessments
Client: PLAN International
Period: 2021

DAMAX was hired by Plan International to conduct a project baseline in Geita and Kigoma regions. The project implementation to contribute towards the nation’s goals for universal education, and specifically to ensure that girls realize their rights to safe, quality, gender-responsive education by improving the participation of adolescent girls in primary and secondary education. The project  has several outcomes, including a focus on improving girl agency and creating an enabling environment among parents and communities for girls’ participation in decision-making about their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and increased value of girls’ education; increasing opportunities for girls to acquire a full quality basic education; improving  systems and competencies to support enrollment, retention, transition and overall meaning participation of girls in education.

Annual Sentinel Survey: USAID Tulonge Afya Project, Sector
Sector: Health
Focus Area:
Services: Research, Evaluation and Assessments
Client: FHI360
Period: 2021-2022

DAMAX Solutions assessed the impact of implemented SBC campaigns on the project prioritized behaviors and behavior determinants. We employed a combination of both probability and non-probability sampling techniques to evaluate two platforms (SITETEREKI and NAWEZA) and one campaign (FURAHA YANGU). Non-probability sampling was applied in selected regions while probability sampling involved multistage cluster sampling applied in selecting districts (enhanced and non-enhanced), wards (implementation wards and non-implementation wards), villages/streets as well as households. With purposive sampling 19 regions were selected. 
Tulonge Afya is a five-year Social and Behavior Change (SBC) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by FHI 360 in Tanzania from 2017 to 2022. The USAID/Tulonge Afya project operates integrated and targeted SBC campaigns on three main platforms, namely, NAWEZA—Integrated SBC Adult Platform, FURAHA YANGU—Integrated HIV/TB Campaign, SITETEREKI—Integrated SBC Youth Platform. The project works across five health areas, including Family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH); HIV; malaria; MNCH; tuberculosis. 
Note: Sitetereki, Naweza and Furaha yangu campaigns used radio and social media as one of the channels

Routine Monitoring of Exposure to Tupange Pamoja using LQAS
Sector: Health
Focus Area: Family planning, sexual and reproductive health, quality of health services,
Services: Data Management and Use
Period: 2019

Jhpiego contracted DAMAX to conduct routine monitoring of exposure to Tupange Pamoja programming interventions and modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) using Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) in all five Municipal Councils of Dar es Salaam Region. The study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of TCI’s family planning (FP) and adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health (AYSRH) interventions to inform how FP programming can utilize different approaches to reach more women and young girls with FP services. The main aim of the study was to estimate mCPR in urban areas on a routine basis where Tupange Pamoja Program is being implemented, and to determine effect of exposure to family planning and adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health (AYSRH) interventions on modern contraceptive prevalence rate. Further, the study aimed to identify supervisions units with “inadequate” performance on FP and AYSRH program outcomes in need of support to implement the evidence-based interventions and determine quality of FP and contraception services provided in program supported facilities.  The study followed a cross-sectional design to be conducted at baseline and midline of the program implementation utilizing quantitative data collection approach. Data collection for the study was done in two settings 1) Household setting using household survey, and 2) Health Facility setting using client exit interviews and facility assessment. Based on LQAS methodology, urban areas within TCI implementing geography (Dar es Salaam) were categorized into implementation zones defined as the five 5 municipalities of Dar es Salaam Region namely: Kigamboni, Kinondoni, Ilala, Temeke and Ubungo. In summary, for all the 5 municipals, the study team was able to successfully visit and conducted interviews in all 105 sampled supervision areas (Mitaa’s) that were selected for the household survey data collection. While the overall required ‘calculated’ sample size for the baseline household survey was a total of 3,186 women and girls of reproductive age at the five municipals, the study team was able to collect data from 3,200 women and girls of reproductive age.

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