May 20, 2015, 10:49 AM
Alhaji Omar Badjie said effective implementation will bring about positive behavioural change and contribute to the attainment of zero new infection.
He was speaking on Wednesday at the end of a three-day training workshop on monitoring and evaluation for field supervisors and coordinators of stakeholders.
The forum was held at Trans-Gambia Lodge in Pakalinding, Lower River Region.
Mr Badjie said accurate data collection and management are crucial to the attainment of project objective; it enhances better planning process.
He urged all partners and stakeholders to be proactive and vigilant in providing reliable and quality data on the implementation of Global Fund New Funding Model on HIV.
Bai Cham, project manager of Global Fund HIV and AIDS at Action Aid International The Gambia, said understanding the project concept, grant management cycle, performance framework and indicators would contribute to attainment of national HIV and AIDS response.
The project manager called on field supervisors and coordinators to ensure timely reporting and provision of quality data.
He told them that people living with HIV and AIDS have rights, therefore, they should be treated with respected and dignity.
Lamin Badjie, M and E Specialist of National AIDS Secretariat, and Burama Mendy, assistant M and E officer of Global Fund HIV, said data verification and quality assurances are fundamental in strengthening service delivery.
The duo stressed the need for proper data compilation and reporting.