Building M&E Capacity in Kenya
MEASURE Evaluation PIMA assists with the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in Kenya, including counties, a new governance level instituted in the country’s new constitution. This associate award seeks to decrease Kenya’s need for external M&E technical assistance in the future.
To build the M&E capacity of the Ministry of Health to identify and respond to information needs at the national and sub-national levels, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA (MEval-PIMA) focuses on the Ministry’s Divisions of Malaria Control, Reproductive Health, Community Health Strategy, Disease Surveillance and Response, and Integrated Disease Surveillance and Strategy, as well the country’s 47 county health management teams. MEval-PIMA works to institutionalize capacity assessment, needs prioritization, and action planning within the targeted programs by providing a full package of technical assistance including supporting the revision or development of institutional strategies, building leadership and management for M&E, and developing and implementing tools and workshops.
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To improve availability and use of quality health information at the national and sub-national levels, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA:
- Strengthens the community health information system (CHIS), monitoring of the referral system, and vital event systems
- Develops and supports CHIS Centers of Excellence in each county
- Works with the county health management teams (CHMTs) to promote the demand for CHIS data, and develop and implement solutions to improve community health worker and community health extension worker data collection, management, and reporting
- Provides technical support in the development and implementation of referral monitoring system (RMS) standards and training system
- Strengthens the systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of mortality and other vital events data among all levels of government by supporting activities leading to an increased death registration coverage rate and by collaborating with the Health Management Information System (HMIS) and their partners to improve the quality of health facility-related mortality data
Additionally, to improve M&E capacity for local training and research institutions, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA works to establish M&E graduate-level programs and in-service training for established professionals, including support of Kenyatta University’s M&E concentration in its Master of Public Health program.