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With funding from the HIF in 2014 the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine developed Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) survey techniques to monitor the performance and impact of health services provision in an IDP settlement in South Sudan. Given the project’s success, in 2019 the HIF awarded LSTM a diffusion grant to scale their innovation with internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the long-term refugee settlements of northern Uganda.

A key output of this project was to develop a packaged mixed methods toolkit including the adapted IDP – LQAS, rapid qualitative approach and prioritisation/ planning techniques. The finished Toolkit includes:

  • The Briefing Report (in plain language) key results of the LSTM/HIF Project in northern Uganda
  • Slide presentation used during project dissemination meetings in Kampala, Uganda
  • LQAS instruments used for the household survey component of the project
  • Semi-structured interview guides used for the qualitative component of the project (individual interviews and focus group discussions)
  • Template for rapid notetaking during FGDs and IDIs
  • Example of a community map we made during a transect walk in a community
  • LQAS sampling frame processor
  • Example of the LQAS sampling frame used in Yumbe district
  • Template for developing a detailed implementation plan (DIP) for an LQAS study
  • LQAS Sample Size Calculator: http://lqas.spectraanalytics.com/

If you are interested in adapting this innovation for your own work, you can view and read more about the Toolkit here.

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