At Ujamaa Pamodzi/NMNM we believe that all projects should include a Monitoring and evaluation component to ensure there is project effectiveness in the community it serves. We practice rigorous scientific research methodologies which are peer reviewed and publish our findings in well known international journals. Click on the links below to view our ongoing projects.

Girls Randomized Controlled Trial

In January 2015, we initiated a Randomized control trial in girls’ primary and secondary schools, class 5-8 and Form 1 to Form 4 in Lilongwe and Dedza Districts. We are in the process of monitoring this group and will follow them up in late 2015 to assess the impact of our IMpower intervention. We will submit the results of this study at the end of 2015.

In May 2015, we started the same kind of study mentioned above in Salima and Mzimba where we’ve already collected the baseline data. We will be following up this group next year, 2016, May. We will begin another RCT Study in Mangochi and NkhataBay come September, 2016. We’re studying the effect of our program to sexual assault, early marriage and pregnancy related school drop-out in all the 6 Districts.

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Boys Randomized Controlled Trial

In May 2015, we initiated a Randomized control trial in boys’ primary and secondary schools, class 5-8 and Form 1 to Form 4 in Mzimba District. We are in the process of monitoring this group and will follow them up in late 2015 to assess the impact of our Boys’ intervention Program. We will submit the results of this study at the end of 2015. We’re planning on starting the same boys program in the other districts namely; Mangochi, NkhataBay and Salima.

This will also be a Dual track study, as the same schools we were teaching girls are the same schools we were teaching Boys in Mzimba District.

HIV Study

This study will investigate the effects of six weeks IMpower Curriculum on reducing incidences of HIV among randomly selected school going adolescents aged 13-20 in Salima, Mangochi and NkhataBay and is expected to begin this year (September 2015).

We’re working with the Health Officers in the Districts and the study will take one year. Results of this study will be published by September 2017.

SASA Study

Sexual Assault Survivors Anonymous is a 12 step recovery program to survivors of Sexual Assault. In Lilongwe, A prospective cohort of 47 sexual assault survivors aged 10 to 16 years from different schools in Lilongwe were selected for the SASA Study. 23 are in the control arm while 24 are in the intervention.

The SASA Program uses a Booklet which consists of the 12 steps (Adopted from Alcoholic Anonymous), 12 promises and 12 traditions. 6 Months Follow-up data will be collected and results shared in the beginning of next year.