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EMIS 2017

EMIS 2017 will be an online survey for European gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men similar to the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) which occurred in 2010.

Results in Health, Netherlands

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ResultsinHealth (RiH) is a public health advisory agency that was founded in the mid-1990s. RiH's work is guided by three principles of action: evidence-based, innovative and practice-oriented. RiH strives to generate evidence on effective public health interventions, translate this evidence into innovative approaches, and apply these approaches to new strategies for practical solutions. Combining this practical and cost-effective approach with in-depth technical know-how, RiH represents a new way of addressing international health that is characterised by high-quality standards, specialized expertise, transparency and flexibility.

RiH is known for its expert services in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) that employ quantitative and qualitative techniques, including the use of mixed methods. RiH has highly developed expertise in applying participatory qualitative evaluation methods such as the 'Most Significant Change' (MSC) methodology, Outcome Harvesting (OH), Positive Deviance (PD) and participatory visual methods (e.g. Participatory Video and Photo Voice). RiH conducts exploratory research, formative research, and operational/applied research. Trainings in diverse evaluation techniques have been organised at the global level and with in-house courses in (international) organisations. Given its broad focus, RiH has also been involved in the evaluation of non-health programmes, such as climate change prevention, poverty reduction and coastal livelihood restoration.

Key staff

Aryanti Radyowijati – Dr. Radyowijati is the Technical Director and a Senior Public Health expert at RiH. Aryanti has a medical degree from the Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), a Master in Public Health (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands), and a Master in Medical Anthropology (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands). She has a part-time permanent senior teaching position at the Windesheim University of Applied Science in Zwolle, The Netherlands.

Dr. Radyowijati’s areas of professional focus include Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV, health systems strengthening, research and evaluation, and training and education in international health. She is currently involved in several health and development projects in the Netherlands, Europe, and several low-income countries. Within the field of SRHR she has been the lead expert in evaluations of projects on STI/HIV prevention for migrant women in the Netherlands, and young people and vulnerable women in Indonesia. She has also been the project leader of a systematic review of an European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) -funded HIV/STI prevention project for Men having Sex with Men (MSM) in Europe. Based on her experience in European and non-European HIV-prevention programmes, she was asked to be part of the Scientific Reference Committee of the European Joint Action on Improving Quality in HIV prevention, and to chair the Joint Action Conference in Berlin in January 2016.

Marije Veenstra (MSc, MA) is Programme Officer Public Health at ResultsinHealth. She holds Master degrees in Intercultural Conflict Management (Alice Salomon Hochschule, Berlin, Germany) and Medical Anthropology and Sociology (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Marije’s academic background has provided her with a deep knowledge of health, disease, development and how various stakeholders manage these topics. Marije has experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods with a particular focus on participatory methods. She is trained in participatory photography (Photo Voice) and has experience in content analysis (of visual materials), ethnographic fieldwork, operational research and Monitoring & Evaluation activities in Europe, South Africa, India and Indonesia.

At ResultsinHealth, Marije is responsible for the development of communication materials, proposal development and research and evaluation activities (e.g., program design, data collection and analysis and the development of technical reports). Recently, she has been involved in the documentation and evaluation of peer-projects for HIV-positive migrants in the Netherlands. Marije has worked on operational research on the opportunities and barriers for increasing the uptake of SRHR services among underserved youth in Indonesia, and longitudinal qualitative research on conditional cash transfers in Indonesia.

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