Ruth SANGA KANDU is a graduate nurse. She is the Associate Director of Nursing and a tenured associate nurse at the reference health center (“Centre de santé de reference”, or CSR) in Valumba, in the Health Zone of Muanda, in the Health Area of Muanda B. She is the family planning focal point and has been working as a resident enumerator (data collector) for Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) in Kongo Central since 2016 when the PMA2020 survey was first conducted in that province... Ruth was recently promoted to Supervisor; her enthusiasim and dedication to PMA2020 is an asset to the project. We recently spoke with Ruth to understand more about her experience with PMA2020. Read more:
Dr. Georges Guiella who serves as Principal Investigator for the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) program in Burkina Faso was recently featured on Le 19h30, a national television program in Burkina Faso. In the interview, Dr. Guiella explained the imperative role that the PMA2020 survey has played in rapidly generating nationally representative data to inform policy decision-making and in strengthening local research capacity since the project launched in 2014. Read more >>
Assumpta Nangonzi is a resident enumerator (RE) with PMA2020/Uganda. Assumpta’s background is in environment health science (she holds a degree in this field), although her passion spans multiple areas within global health. Assumpta heard about PMA2020 from Dr. Frederick Makumbi (Principal Investigator for PMA2020/Uganda) and started working as an RE in 2014 during the first round of data collection in Uganda and has been with the project since.
In addition to being a PMA2020 RE, Assumpta is also a Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy at a global advocacy organization called Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA-Uganda) in Kampala. As both an advocate and a researcher, Assumpta is exposed to unique perspectives that allow her to speak credibly and passionately in both realms. She recognizes that family planning evidence and data are necessary to build a platform for advocacy and win over stakeholders. She cites PMA2020 as the main data source for her family planning advocacy.
While most people were prepping for the holidays last month, data management teams from two of PMA2020’s Francophone geographies, DRC and Niger, were busy organizing a collaborative data management workshop. The Niger team – consisting of co-data managers Abdou Maina and Ibrahim Maazou– hosted the workshop at the offices of the “Institut National de la Statistique du Niger (INS)”, PMA2020’s implementing partner in Niger. Maazou and Maina were joined by DRC Data Manager Michel Kayembe Bikulu and Assistant Data Manager Maurice Kabango Mutuale.