A regional training workshop is taking place to strengthen malaria monitoring and evaluation for the Greater Mekong Sub-region Countries.
Strengthening capacity for monitoring and evaluation of malaria programmes in the countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region is vital as countries embark on pre-elimination and elimination efforts. Trained personnel at the regional level who can lead monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts, while providing capacity building in the subject at national and sub-national levels will be a step forward to ensuring better M&E of national malaria programmes.
This training curriculum is unique in that the training unit is a team, not an individual. The teams will be able to work together to develop M&E capacity in their own countries and to become a resource for the region. Today, this is important due to the international focus on performance and results-oriented funding countries receive.
The regional training programme, developed and organised by Malaria Consortium together with the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MEASURE/Evaluation, and ACTMalaria with funding from the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), will run for eleven days in Vientiane, Lao PDR, from 18 to 29 October 2011.
Update: The Vientiane Times story on the M&E workshop 'Regional workshop lends bite to malaria control' is available to read here
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