Data Analysis and Interpretation Training

Two concurrent trainings: "Basic data analysis and interpretation using STATA" and "Advanced data analysis and interpretation using STATA" were carried out by ACIPH from July 13-18, 2015 in Bahir Dar. The Basic Data analysis training focused on the fundamental techniques in analyzing and interpreting data using the statistical software STATA. It introduced participants to basic STATA commands; how to apply basic STATA commands to analyze survey data; and interpret the results of statistical analysis of survey data; with additional emphasis given to the value of data management to programs and its role in decision making process. The participants for this training were from different organization including Family Health Ethiopia, Pathfinder International, and Ethiopian Public Health Institute. The advanced data analysis training was organized for partners working alongside ACIPH on the Strengthening Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (SMMES) project. The participants for the training were staff members from Ethiopian public Health Institute (EPHI) and Ministry of Health (MoH). Facilitators for the trainings include: Prof. Joe Keating from Tulane University SPHTM, Prof. Alemayehu Worku, Ms. Hanna Yemane and Mr. Walelegn Worku from ACIPH.


Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Training for health Managers

Addis Continental Institute of Public Health's Strengthening Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (SMMES) in collaboration with Oromia Regional Health Bureau had conducted a six day training on malaria Monitoring and evaluation for health managers.The training was conducted at Bonita youth training centers, Bishoftu. The trainees were:02 from regional health bureau malaria and neglected tropical disease team, 07 zonal malaria focal persons, 10 Wereda malaria focal persons and 10 PHCU heads. The training was designed to build the capacity of Malaria managers in malaria M&E so that they will have a background knowledge in doing supervisions of the facilities and personnel reporting to them. Furthermore, the training aimed in building the capacity of malaria managers in utilizing data at different levels starting from the site of generation up. The training manual is a hybrid has both didactic and practical sessions, which resulted in the development of an M&E plan in four different malaria related thematic areas (Case Management, Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets, Indoor Residual Spray and Environmental Management). The M&E plans were presented by representative of each group on the last day of the meeting and commented by the facilitators. The developed M&E plans were overall graded as good by the facilitators, especially given the short period of time the participants have had. The participants express their satisfaction of the training and testified that they find it to be more than their expectation. Generally they graded the training, both on the course evaluation form and on verbal feedback, as excellent. Once again ACIPH values its partnership with ORHB and would like to express the appreciation to the regional health bureau in general and the malaria and neglected tropical disease team in particular. We are confident we will continue our collaboration to kick out malaria from Ethiopia.