At Ternyata we work to develop and implement research methods that can be used to understand issues of importance to public health.
Public health surveillance work has focused in particular on developing national HIV surveillance systems. This includes tracking the virus itself, but also measuring changes over time in the behaviours that spread HIV. Methods to estimate the number of people at high risk are an important part of this package.
We also help with monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes. We give advice on setting up appropriate M&E systems, and analyze M&E data to evaluate outcomes and, importantly, suggest areas for programme improvement.
Public health data are only valuable to the extent that they are used to change policies and programmes in ways that increase health and well-being. We provide training and support to help public health officials manage and analyse their data better, and to use it as the basis for programme planning.