Certificate Courses

Course NameOverview
Data Quality

High quality data are needed to inform, monitor, and manage HIV/AIDS programs. This course will help participants understand what data quality is, why it is important, and what programs can do to improve it.

Data Use for Program Managers

The purpose of this course is to promote data use for evidence-based HIV/AIDS program planning and improvement. By the end of this course, learners will understand concepts of data use and approaches to facilitate data use in HIV/AIDS programming.

Economic Evaluation Basics

After completing this course, learners will have a more complete understanding of the issues that researchers consider in conducting economic evaluations and the role of economic evaluations in policy and program decision making.

Geographic Approaches to Global Health

This course will teach learners how to use spatial data to enhance the decision-making process for health program implementation in limited resource settings.

GIS Techniques for M&E of HIV/AIDS and Related Programs

This course presents a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate, visualize, and analyze geographically-referenced data extracted from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and other key data sets to facilitate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV/AIDS and related health programs.  Although appropriate for beginners, this course is a natural continuation of the Geographic Approaches to Global Health course.

M&E Frameworks for HIV/AIDS Programs

Quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs depend on the availability of individuals and organizations with appropriate M&E experience and skills as well as adequate infrastructure and resources. Developing M&E frameworks is an integral step in the development of M&E plans. This course will strengthen the learner's understanding of how to develop an M&E framework that can be used to organize and implement various components of an M&E system.

M&E Fundamentals

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or program. This mini-course covers the basics of program monitoring and evaluation in the context of population, health and nutrition programs. It also defines common terms and discusses why M&E is essential for program management.

M&E Guidelines for Sex Workers, Men who Have Sex with Men, & Transgender Populations-Service Delivery Level

There is an urgent need to scale up monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV prevention programs serving sex workers (SWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender (TG) populations. Currently, there is limited information on the implementation of services for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection among these populations. A good monitoring and evaluation system can measure the availability of services, guide the implementation of services, and assess their effectiveness. This course will help learners to apply the Operational Guidelines for Monitoring & Evaluation of HIV Programmes for Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, and Transgender People (Vol II) to strengthen HIV service delivery for these populations.

M&E Guidelines for Sex Workers, Men who Have Sex with Men, & Transgender Populations- National Level

There is an urgent need to scale up monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV prevention programs serving sex workers (SWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender (TG) populations. Currently, there is limited information on the implementation of services for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection among these populations. A good monitoring and evaluation system can measure the availability of services, guide the implementation of services, and assess their effectiveness. This course will help learners to apply the Operational Guidelines for Monitoring & Evaluation of HIV Programmes for Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, and Transgender People (Vol II) to strengthen HIV prevention at the national level for these populations.

Gender M&E

There are many different programs and organizations that address gender inequalities, or gender-related health and development issues.  In many cases, evidence is lacking to assess which programs are effective in reaching their goals and serving the intended populations.  Integrating gender into monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an important step towards understanding the effectiveness of these programs and health outcomes for women and girls and for men and boys.  This course has been developed for programs managers working on gender-focused programs, gender advisors, and individuals working in gender affairs, ministries of gender, or other government departments focusing on gender who seek to strengthen their understanding of M&E. It is also applicable to M&E officers who seek to tintegrate a gender perspective into their M&E efforts.  Suggested prerequisite If you are new to M&E, the course authors recommend that you take the M&E Fundamentals course for an introduction to basic M&E concepts and definitions.

Suivi et évaluation des programmes de lutte contre le paludisme

Le cours fournit un aperçu des concepts fondamentaux sur le suivi et évaluation qui ont trait spécifiquement aux programmes de prévention et de lutte contre le paludisme. Il donne une vue d’ensemble sur les notions de base sur le paludisme, la portée et les fonctions importantes du S & E, et les éléments essentiels des plans de S & E pour les programmes de lutte contre le paludisme. Le cours est destiné exclusivement aux personnels chargés de la lutte antipaludique au niveau national et sous-national, ainsi qu’au personnel chargé de la mise en œuvre et la supervision des programmes de paludisme dans les organisations non gouvernementales et agences de financement.

Monitoring & Evaluation of Malaria Programs This course gives an overview of the fundamental concepts of monitoring and evaluation as they specifically relate to malaria prevention and control programs. It provides an overview of malaria basics, the scope and important functions of M&E and the essential elements of M&E plans for malaria programs.  It is intended for national and subnational malaria personnel, as well as NGO and donor agency personnel responsible for implementing and overseeing malaria programs.