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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.

Regional Workshop in M&E of Population Health and Nutrition Programs March 16-21, 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A regional workshop on monitoring and evaluation of population, health, and nutrition programs was conducted by Addis Continental Institute of Public Health in March, 2015. The aim of the one week workshop was to describe the basic concepts and practical approaches for performance monitoring and evaluation for population, health, and nutrition programs; to implement state-of-the-art tools and techniques used for the specific program; and to apply knowledge and skills acquired through the workshop in designing M & E plans. Thirteen participants from different local and international organizations took part; making the workshop an ideal forum for experience sharing.