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The Malaria Research Network – the 8th Symposium Successfully Conducted in Addis Ababa

 

The Malaria Research Network is established to foster malaria research and sharing of research outputs timely to malaria prevention and control stakeholders in Ethiopia.  The Network is coordinated by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and supported by ACIPH SMMES Project through USAID funding. The 8th Malaria Research Network Symposium was conducted at the EPHI’s State-of-the –Art conference facility in Addis Ababa. It was attended by more than 100 participants that come from universities, research institutes, government agencies and non-government organizations that are actively engaged in malaria prevention and control, and in malaria related research. During the 20 oral presentations and 3 poster presentations were made. The business meeting held at the end of the scientific session also outlined the feature direction of the Malaria Research Network and decided on the data and venue of the 9th symposium. Accordingly, Gondar University will host it in Gondar town from November 27 – 28, 2017.

M&E workshop October 24,2016 - November 04,2016

Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) in collaboration with Addis Ababa city administration Health Bureau and PEPFAR/US-CDC conducted a two weeks Training of Trainers Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition (PHN) programs. The workshop was organized for professionals working in different hospitals, sub-city health offices and the city administration of the health bureau. The primary objective of this workshop was to describe the basic concepts and practical approaches for performance Monitoring and Evaluation for health programs; implement tools and techniques used specifically to population, health and nutrition programs and understand how to implement M&E plans in a way that produces high quality data that may inform policy and program decision making; and apply knowledge and skills acquired through the workshop in designing monitoring and evaluation plans.

The course content was designed to provide intensive training that covers the fundamental concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluating health programs. The course included sessions on: Adult learning principles, Introduction to M&E and Developing and Implementing M&E plans, Frameworks & Indicators, Use of Health Information and data quality, qualitative methods in M&E, Evaluation Designs, Evidence based decision making for health programs and Integrating Gender into M&E.

The training was conducted from October 24 – November 04, 2016 at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health Head Quarter, Addis Ababa. Twenty professionals participated in the training workshop. Most participants appreciated the M&E plan development skill that they developed from the training with extensive practical sessions and expressed their satisfaction with the training.  It is believed that the training will contribute to the use of competent Monitoring and Evaluation of various activities in the city’s health care system.