Our Objectives

Health management information systems (HMIS) data are reported to Ministries of Health (MoH) in many different ways, through summary counts of service delivery, through anonymous patient records, and through surveys of clinic services. The overall aim of the SEARCH project is to enable the MoH in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia to use their routinely collected data to improve the HIV programmes and policies within their countries.

We have two main objectives:

  1. To collate, validate and publish methods and tools used in the analysis of HIV service data. Read more about our objectives for developing analysis tools.
  2. To develop capacity for development of further analysis tools, and to build links between MoH and local academic institutions in each country. Read more about our objectives for developing sustainable capacity.

As the project progresses, we will develop country-specific objectives for Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.