28 May 2021 newsletter

Welcome to our first ALMA Scorecard Hub newsletter

We are delighted to launch our first edition of the Scorecard Hub newsletter. This bi-monthly communication will keep you informed about the latest content available on the Hub and the upcoming exciting events organised by ALMA and our partners. Here is some of this month’s highlighted content…

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How countries are using their RMNCAH scorecards to track adolescent health

This month, we are publishing a new analysis of how countries across Africa are using adolescent health-specific indicators to identify performance shortfalls and trigger corrective action. Our analysis shows that in 2014, most countries had only one adolescent health indicator, with many countries that wanted to prioritise adolescent health indicators not having data available for their routine monitoring.

A mother holding her daughter.

Using the scorecard mechanism to highlight data gaps to decision makers, countries including Botswana, Ghana, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Malawi, Eswatini, Tanzania, The Gambia and Zambia now include up to four adolescent indicators. The adolescent health indicators most tracked relate to the prevalence of adolescent pregnancies, availability of adolescent-friendly services and access to family planning.

How Tanzania has used the scorecard to help engage parliamentarians in the fight against malaria

The NMCP (national malaria control programme), with support from ALMA and the Comic Relief GSK Partnership, partnered with TAPAMA, a parliamentary caucus on malaria, to train 60 members of parliament on the use of the Scorecard Web Platform and mobile app. The scorecard tool is used to increase awareness about the malaria situation, support the identification of bottlenecks and drive action. Giving access to the latest data to parliamentarians allows them to use their influence and platforms to support malaria initiatives, sensitise their constituents, and ultimately help make key decisions regarding policies and budget allocations. Watch the video documentary about Tanzania’s malaria scorecard.

Scorecard Web Platform tip of the month

Do you know that you can publish the country scorecard to the Hub straight from the Scorecard Web Platform? It is very easy and only takes a few minutes.

Catch up with our recent March webinar

On Tuesday 23 March 2021, we partnered with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to co-host a webinar about:

  • the new ALMA Scorecard Hub
  • Kenya’s experience with scorecard management tools for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) across the country

Did you miss it? Don’t worry, you can watch the event on the Scorecard Hub website.


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Latest scorecard data

The ALMA Scorecard Hub is the only platform with a public directory of scorecards shared by African countries. 9 countries have already shared their scorecard management tools on the hub – with over 100 scorecards on the site.

View the latest data

Online courses

Have you checked out our online courses? We have courses on:

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