Malaria Surveillance Training Workshops – Assessment of Their Effectiveness

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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2017

Malaria Surveillance Training Workshops – Assessment of Their Effectiveness Abstract:

MEASURE Evaluation, a program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), has provided significant support for the development of systems monitoring and evaluation tools for national malaria control programs in various African countries. The Kenya National Malaria Control Program, with support from MEASURE Evaluation, developed a curriculum package used to train healthcare workers on malaria surveillance systems. The surveillance training began in 2015 in Kenya and was conducted in two phases in eight counties (four counties in each phase) with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and PMI. Training workshop participants were data producers and users of malaria surveillance data. In October 2016, following the training, MEASURE Evaluation surveyed participants to get their views on how useful the training was and to assess how well the skills taught were being applied. The survey objectives included assessing participants’ retention of information delivered during the training workshops, assessing participants’ application of knowledge and skills gained at the workshops, and understanding how future training workshops can be improved. This report assesses the effectiveness of healthcare worker training workshops and highlights findings from the assessment.

Filed under: Surveillance , Africa , Training , Malaria , Kenya , MEASURE Evaluation PIMA