From inception (concept development) to actual implementation, write up, publication and dissemination;we can take full responsibility for processing ethical clearance for researches and projects.
Trainings, Workshops, Conferences, and other events:
We do Needs Assessment, Targeted Training, Training material development and delivery, and evaluation in all health related areas. We work with experts in the areas of interest. We are experts in conducting training’s and training event management.
We do baseline assessment,M&E plan development, mid-term evaluation, processes, outcome& impact evaluation using participatory & robust methods.We adhere to using frameworks that are preferred by our clients and their funders. We do first-rate evaluation and we provide results using standard templates and power point presentations.
We do health quality assessment using rapid and well-designed techniques. We coordinate introduction of a quality of improvement strategy in facilities and offices, and monitor progress. We adhere to the principles of PDSA as the country’s QI strategy. We are the experts in the application and use of LQAS for Q&I, and all our work is participatory.
Guidelines and SOP
We provide comprehensive support in preparation of health related guidelines and SOPs. The SOPs include those that guide service delivery as well as SOPs for research protocols. We are adept in behavioral change communication material production for health.
Translation of questionnaires, scientific papers into multiple local languages
Vision: Our vision is to become a firm with professional standards which raise the heights of practice in using science to guide practices in health care delivery and public health in Africa. Our goal is to become the center of excellence for research, program monitoring & evaluation, training, and quality improvement..
Formative, process, outcome, impact
Professional data collection
Tool development, pretesting, collection, cleaning, management
Full-blown research, RCT, training on research methodology, monitoring, write up, dissemination
With local or international partners
28 Professionals with MPH, 13 with PHD, 14 with MD, 2 Professors
160 Data Collectors & 34 Data Encoders
24 Data supervisors & 36 data quality assurance personel
Social, Bio-medical researchers
Q. What is MERQ an acronym for?
A. Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Quality Improvement
Q. Is MERQ legally registered to work in Ethiopia?
A. Yes, MERQ has all the required registrations and current clearances.
Q. Is MERQ VAT registered?
A. Yes, MERQ is VAT registered.
Q. How can we contact MERQ?
A. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone phone: +251-118-829399
Q. Does MERQ have established partnerships?
A. Yes, we have a memorandum of agreement with the lead research institute in Ethiopia, Ethiopian Public Health Institute. We also have working relations with most regional health bureaus, FMOH, universities (local and international).
Q. Does MERQ engage in voluntary work?
A. Yes, we have coordinated workshops without payment. We (through the CEO) work with LSCF in support of patients with cancer.
Q. What is the extent of MERQ’s involvement in research?
A. We engage at all levels – from research question formulation to protocol development, processing ethical clearance, implementation, staff hiring, study subject compensation, study subject enrollment, data collection (qualitative and quantitative), data entry, data clearing, analysis write up and dissemination.
Q. What is MERQ’s IDC?
A. Our IDC ranges from 8% to 20% based on the nature of the project and funding agencies limitations.
Q. Professional development?
A. We support those who come up with research ideas in soliciting for funding opportunities.
Q. Is the MERQ team GCP trained?
A. Yes, all of us involved in research are GCP certified.
Reports and Publications
Title1–9 Year Predictors of Hospitalization among Children on ART in Ethiopia: a Cohort study A Haileamlak, T Hagos, W Abebe, L Abraham, H Asefa, AM Teklu Ethiopian journal of health sciences 27 (1), 53-62 2017 Predictors of survival among adult Ethiopian patients in the national ART program at Seven University Teaching Hospitals: A prospective cohort[…]
Barrier analysis (qualitative).