Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programmes
The Department of Community Medicine, In Collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation announces Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programmes from June 24th – July 5th, 2013 and November 11th - November 22nd, 2013Introduction
Policymakers, program staff and researchers face many questions related to the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health programs in developing countries. M&E skills provide answer to these questions and are crucial to the successful implementation, design and tracking of program progress and impact of public health programs.
In order to build the capacity of public health professionals actively engaged in the health sector, a two-week short course will provide training in the design and implementation of M&E systems and the application of M and E in health programming. The training curriculum is based on the latest M&E tools.
The course is designed for national and sub-national level M&E professionals and their counterparts, assistants and advisors who are involved with the implementation of public health programs such as Reproductive Health, Maternal and child Health, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB.
Hands on experience in designing, monitoring and evaluation plans will be gained by doing exercises and working in small groups throughout the workshop. Specifically, workshop participants will:
- Identify decisions related to Public programs that can be informed by M&E information
- Understanding and construct frameworks for conceptualizing the factors that influence the success of programs in reaching their goals and logically explaining how programs activities contribute to its activities
- Understand information system and the flow of data
- Understand how to operationalize/ implement M&E plans
The workshop offers intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for M&E in population and health programs. The workshop will include sessions on:
- The role of strategic information in decision making;
- M&E Frameworks;
- Developing M&E plans;
- Facilitating the use of strategic information;
- Indicator selection and interpretation;
- Data demand and information use;
- Assessment of data quality;
- Gender issues in M&E;
- Use of STATA software for data analysis;
- Introduction to use of GIS in M&E;
Hands-on experience in designing M&E plans will be gained by doing exercises, and working in small groups throughout the workshop.
The course will be taught by experts from ABU, MEASURE Evaluation and relevant national disease control programs.
All completed application forms should arrive Nigeria not later than 30th May,2013 for the June/July Workshop and 30th September, 2013 for the November workshop.
The tuition fee for the workshop is $1,500 (One thousand five hundred Dollars) or N240, 000 (Two hundred and forty thousand Naira). The fees include only workshop materials, tea breaks and lunch during weekdays. It does not include travel costs and accommodation. Successful applicants will be provided information on how to pay the fees.
Participants are expected to pay for their travels, accommodation and feeding outside the workshop periods. The Workshop is taking place at the Nigerian Agricultural, Extension, Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS) Conference Hall, located on the Ahamdu Bello University Main Campus, Samaru, Zaria. There is a Guest House there, and the average cost of a room is N10, 000. We encourage participants to stay there.
Very limited MEASURE Evaluation fellowships are available for Nigerian participants. The process of selection is very competitive. We therefore encourage applicants to seek for other sources of sponsorship
For additional information on this workshop, please contact any of the following:
Dr. M. S. Ibrahim
Dr. Clara Ladi Ejembi
Mr. Samson Bamidele
Abuja Office, Abuja, Nigeria.