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An effective COVID-19 response in East Africa requires rapid evidence generation and synthesis across multiple disciplines and sectors that leads to the delivery of usable policy- and practice relevant products. This initiative sought to establish a research and analysis facility to meet this goal, which would be managed by a consortium consisting of the Centre […]

As the COVID19 crisis unfolds in Somalia one of the weakest health systems in the word is rapidly reaching its limits, and the economic impacts are already starting to surface mostly due to the global economic impact of the C19 response, particularly for remittances. As the pandemic spreads sick individuals are reported to be choosing […]

CHC supported Department for International Development (DFID) Zimbabwe to understand how effectively partners are achieving an impact on nutrition through their delivery, design, monitoring systems and strategic approach to coordination with other actors. This was done through a technical assessment of the delivery approaches and standards DFID’s implementing partners (IPs) have used to date, and […]

To support to strengthen nutrition information systems in Yemen with support from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in close collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)/Yemen country office. To review the Nutrition Information and Analysis Systems (NIS) in Yemen through a rapid scoping exercise, an analysis of the pathways of […]

The objectives of this programme was to bring Somalia expertise and voices into the SHARP design process, help partners to develop coherent programme and delivery options and support harmonization across partner programmes for achievement of common impact and outcomes. CHC’s role was to : plan, organize and facilitate consultations, frame documents for each thematic area […]

Despite significant investment by government and donors to address acute malnutrition in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) over many years, acute malnutrition rates frequently remain above emergency levels and even when households’ access to food and quality healthcare increases, there is little improvement. County level, context-specific, integrated, multi-sectoral initiatives that leverage ongoing emergency and […]

CHC supported the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) and UNICEF as cluster lead agencies in the development of an International Phased Classification (IPC) system for the WASH humanitarian coordination platforms to fulfill their key functions of response planning in an evidence-driven manner. The overall aim is to improve WASH response, with two specific objectives: better strategic […]

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) was commissioned by the Research, Evidence and Development Department (RED) within DFID to carry out the Maintaining Essential Services After Natural Disasters (Maintains) programme. Maintains is a cross sectoral research programme cutting across education, health, social protection, nutrition, and water and sanitation in six countries, including looking at underpinning issues such […]

From 2016-2019, CHC in partnership with REACH conducted research on pastoralist women in Maasai and Samburu counties, Kenya, exploring the links between women empowerment and water security specifically deep diving into the constraints pastoralists women face regarding access to water and how this affects water security in relation to resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable […]

These projects were to help improve the understanding and analysis of households living in famine or famine-like conditions to enable improved prevention, mitigation and response. One of the challenges facing food security analysts across the region is accurately distinguishing household characteristics between different phases of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) tool. CHC’s role […]


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