Category Archives: Health

Aid Works has created a generic 1-page coronavirus (COVID-19) information poster containing instructions on how to adapt it for your organisation and context

Featuring 5 easy-to-follow guidelines to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19, you can use the poster to support your organisation’s coronavirus health messaging. The text is short and can be easily translated into different languages. The text highlighted yellow indicates the information or image that needs to be inserted into the poster. There is a Powerpoint version and an InDesign version. Please contact info@aidworks.org.uk for a copy of the InDesign version. Please share widely! 

Aid Works associates have created easy-to-use guidelines to help plan effective health messaging during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Does your orgnisation need to communicate key messages about COVID-19? Whether you’re helping the public or health workers to keep safe during the current pandemic, our brand-new Risk Communications Guidelines for Public Health Emergencies can help you to create an effective communications strategy. This practical guide takes you through 2 key research questions and contains checklists and useful tips. Continue reading

Aid Works and the COVID-19 response – combining expertise in public health, WASH and information specialities

There is a universe of possibilities around how people and organisations can help during the coronavirus crisis.

At Aid Works, we’re working with our specialists in public health, WASH, communications, training and mentoring and public-private partnerships to decide where our skills will be of greatest use.

We want to harness the knowledge we’ve gained from evaluating projects and providing technical support to our in-country partners Continue reading

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan has created easy-to-follow guidelines to help Boma health workers teach communities about COVID-19

The guidelines contain information about the disease, how to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 including regular hand washing and physical distancing practices, symptoms and self-protection. The guidelines can be adapted to use in different contexts. Click here to access. Continue reading

Need help designing new communications material?

Does your aid organisation need help designing fresh comms materials during the COVID-19 outbreak? Our super talented designer Emma can help! Emma is currently offering her services FREE of charge to help organisations communicate effectively and achieve their aims. Continue reading

Improving community health care systems in South Sudan

Aid Works has been chosen to design South Sudan’s community health care monitoring system. The Ministry of Health has an ambitious plan to roll out the ‘Boma Health Initiative’ which aims to bring health care services to every village in South Sudan over the next five years. Continue reading

Improving global health interventions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has added Aid Works to its roster of independent evaluators. This means that Aid Works can be called upon to provide thematic, strategic and impact level evaluations for WHO’s emergency responses, country offices and various frameworks and strategies.

Aid Works provides many organizations across the globe with tailored, independent evaluations, leading to improved project implementation – and therefore better outcomes for the affected populations. Being on the roster gives us the opportunity to improve WHO’s global impact and emergency responses. Our aim: to make aid work better. Together.

Using monitoring, evaluation and learning in the fight against AIDS

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a complex not-for-profit organisation that focuses on the development of an AIDS vaccine and other biomedical tools. To measure the progress of its new five-year Strategic Plan, IAVI contracted Aid Works to develop an organisation-wide monitoring, evaluation and learning (ME&L) system. Continue reading

Ensuring communities are better prepared for climate change shocks

Climate change is affecting all of us, but especially those in the poorest of nations. Aid Works has recently been chosen to conduct the final evaluation of the DFID-funded Building Resilience in Chad and Sudan (BRICS) project. BRICS is part of a three-year, £140m global resilience programme known as BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters). Continue reading

Ensuring better supplies for essential services

Aid Works has recently been chosen by UNICEF to conduct a supply chain assessment of health, nutrition and education commodities in South Sudan, in conjunction with Health Research for Action. South Sudan has some of the worse health and education indicators in the world, and it’s therefore essential that development partners ensure that health workers and teachers have the right resources, at the right time, to do their jobs. Continue reading