Jun 4, 2008, 7:15 AM
Some health personnel from various hospitals and health centres in the country are attending a three-day training workshop on monitoring and evaluation known as M and E.
Held at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi, the workshop, organised by the National Leprosy and TB Programme and funded by the Global Fund, was also attended by senior government officials from the Ministry of Health.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Musa Jallow, deputy programme manager, thanked the participants for taking part in the training.
He also called on them to make the best use of it, adding that the training would help them to do their work effectively.
Jallow said monitoring and evaluation is a key component of the workshop, adding that the importance of the workshop cannot be over emphasis.
The aim of the workshop is to monitor and evaluate the health facility, which will help the participants in doing their work.
The reporting tools are very important for the health personnel, he says, adding that the sources of data registered are very important for data entry.
He thanked the Global Fund for sponsoring the three-day workshop on capacity building “which has been the central aim for the National Leprosy TB Programme”.
Mr. Jallow said that since most of the participants have never attended a monitoring and evaluation training, “this one would help them”.