Webinar: The unique role of stakeholders in moving from evidence to action in Nigeria and Tanzania, 7 October

4 October, 2021

October 7, 2021 8:30 a.m. EDT (12:30pm UTC)



The USAID Health Research Program invites you to a webinar highlighting key lessons learned by the CIRCLE project on engaging stakeholders to move from evidence to action, along with effective strategies and reflections on how this engagement enhances sustainability. In Nigeria, the 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy was carried out following a national demographic and health survey to determine physical and social causes of death among children with the goal of using this evidence to identify changes in programs and policies that could prevent future deaths. In Tanzania, the Developmental Evaluation is a collaborative learning and adaptive management approach which places embedded evaluators with program partners to observe how integrated services are delivered and shares information through joint stakeholder meetings to facilitate program improvements.


-Raz Stevenson: Senior Implementation Research Advisor, Research and Policy Division, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Bureau of Global Health

-Bill Weiss: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Bureau of Global Health

-Beati Mboya: Principal Investigator and Chief of Party, Tanzania Developmental Evaluation

-Robinson Wammanda: Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University


*Sara A. Holtz DrPH, MPH*

Community of Practice and MNCH Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.

CIRCLE Project


sholtz@socialsolutions.biz <khawken@socialsolutions.biz>

6153 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852


HIFA profile: Sara Holtz is Communities of Practice and MNCH Advisor, CIRCLE Project, Social Solutions International. She coordinates global communities of practice for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: https://www.harpnet.org/communities-of-practice/ sholtz AT socialsolutions.biz