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IDA Solutions and collaborating Partners are pleased to announce the training
course in "Monitoring and Evaluation of Antiretroviral Therapy Procurement and
Supply Management Systems", Amsterdam (the Netherlands) 25 - 30 June 2006.
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The global expansion in responses to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including antiretroviral treatment
(ART) programmes, has been made possible by increased funding from a wide
variety of donors and financing organisations. While necessary for
accountability and progress monitoring, feedback reports to donors are now
creating a burden on recipients due to lack of harmonisation. Consequently
calls have been made to harmonise the reporting requirements including the
development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools used in procurement and
supply chain management (PSM).
Recently there has been considerable interest in the development and use of
indicators as tools in health care for monitoring the quality and performance
of health services. Use of these tools can assist countries to monitor
progress in programme implementation, evaluate performance objectively and
revise strategies on the basis of systematic assessment. Improved M&E can
contribute significantly towards better planning and management of the supply
chain in order to promote efficient and sustainable access to medicines.
ART-PSM specific M&E systems need to be implemented in the context of a global
effective response to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, since ART is an essential
component of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and support. Countries and partners,
including donor agencies can benefit from training programmes on how to use the
M&E tools for progress tracking and for determining their own priorities for
* To discuss the major issues surrounding M&E of ART-PSM systems such as
accountability, continuous improvement, sharing of "lessons learnt" and "best
practices", avoiding duplication through encouraging single M&E systems at
country and regional levels;
* To provide practical tools to decision makers and staff working in HIV/AIDS
programs to ensure accountability and to improve their level of performance;
* To encourage the exchange of views and experiences between senior officers
and decision makers.
The course is highly participatory - the interchange of skills and experience
among course members is essential for training activities and learning.
Please, be aware that strong English language skills are necessary to take part
in this course.
Major topics include:
* Definition of monitoring and evaluation of antiretroviral therapy procurement
and supply management;
* Definition of indicators for monitoring and evaluation of procurement and
supply management in the context of comprehensive antiretroviral therapy;
* Formulating indicators for monitoring and assessment of antiretroviral
therapy procurement and supply management;
* Methods of collecting and processing indicator data for antiretroviral
therapy procurement and supply management;
* Establishing a monitoring and evaluation unit for antiretroviral therapy
procurement and supply management.
The course is especially aimed at senior health system managers and providers
of technical assistance in governmental and non-governmental organizations in
both developed and developing countries.
The primary target group includes all stakeholders (government, faith based
organisations, NGOs, donors) involved in implementing as well as managing
programs that involve the ART-PSM. Program managers would benefit from using
PSM indicators on a more regular basis to track their programs for the purpose
Donor agencies, project leaders, technical and implementing agencies can
benefit from using the tools to harmonise information demands and compare
programs accross different countries.
25 - 30 June 2006 in the Netherlands
Hotel check-in: June 25th afternoon
Hotel check-out: July 1st 2006
Registration and Information
Please note that strong English language skills are necessary to take part in
Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.
For additional information and registration form, click on the following link:
Jean Francois Saint-Sauveur MD, MPH
Training Coordinator at IDA Solutions
Phone: +31 346 581 770
Fax : +31 346 581 789