COURSE: Monitoring and evaluation of maternal and neonatal health programmes
2-18 FEBRUARY, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Organizer: IPACT, University of Aberdeen
Publication date: 2-18 February 2009
“Monitoring and Evaluation of Maternal and Neonatal Health Programmes”: A short course designed to strengthen capacity in developing countries for programme monitoring and evaluation in the context of global reproductive health goals
The Ipact monitoring and evaluation course has recently been modified and streamlined to include broader reproductive health elements. The course is designed for country-based groups of maternal and neonatal health (MNH) managers and officers working at national or regional level with governments, international organisations or local/international NGOs and is highly relevant because of the importance of robust data as the basis of evidence-based decision making and because of the need to track progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.
There are plans to hold at least four courses next year. Two dates have been confirmed:-
- 2-18 February 2009 Burkina Faso at GREFSaD et INSSA (Universite Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso (Francophone)
- 17 August – 2 September 2009 in Tanzania at MS-Training Centre for Development Co-operation (Anglophone)
Further dates are soon to be confirmed as discussions are underway with several institutions in Asia and Africa.
Participants should have the following experience and skills; an MNH programme manager with the authority to advocate for change in the national or regional programme and accountable for programme progress or a programme health officer of an international NGO or a UN agency in charge of the maternal and neonatal health programme.
The course fees are 3000 USD, which excludes travel, accommodation and food. If employers are unable to sponsor participation, participants are requested to apply for their own funding. UNFPA and UNICEF are among the organisations that have already funded several participants who attended the earlier version of the Ipact M&E course.