Apply Your Research Skills to Make a Difference for Women’s Health in Afghanistan


Project Title Apply Your Research Skills to Make a Difference for Women’s Health in Afghanistan
Project Summary Help to complete an annotated bibliography on available evidence for maternal and child health in Afghanistan. (Project approx. Dec. 2016-Sept. 2017)
Country Afghanistan
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post KABUL
Section USAID
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Under the supervision of USAID Afghanistan’s Office of Health and Nutrition (OHN), complete a series of annotated bibliographies of available evidence regarding maternal and child health in Afghanistan. USAID is convening an expert working group to address maternal mortality in Afghanistan, which will meet monthly. You will assist in preparing analytic research materials (annotated bibliography) for the meeting topics. The Knowledge Service Center (KSC) at USAID is also pulling together available resources on maternal and child health in Afghanistan. You will receive these resources from KSC, along with guidance from USAID/OHN and will be asked to make an annotated bibliography that is easily digestible for meeting participants on specific topics. You will be asked to do some searching in relevant databases (PubMed, LexisNexis) to augment the resources from KSC. You will use Google Documents and the Google Drive to share and exchange resources related to this assignment.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
historical research skills
writing skills
knowledge of how to prepare an annotated bibliography
interest in Global Health
Interest in maternal and child health
Additional Information

Prior to each Expert Working Group Meeting, we anticipate 5-10 hours of work to review the resources, search for additional research, annotate the research findings, and make a final document that is easily digestible for an external audience that summarizes the available evidence on the assigned topics.
The first Expert Working Group meeting is December 18, availability to assist in research prior to this date is highly desired. However, if that’s not possible, the next working group meeting is in late January and will provide another opportunity to engage.