Establishing a monitoring & evaluation framework for ASH in wamuini, Kenya
Monday, November 4, 2013
: 1:05 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Introduction: For the past two years, Ambassadors for Sustained Health (ASH) has assisted Wamuini, ASH's current target community, through a holistic approach. Although positive progress has been made with the current projects in place, conveying these successes and improvements to supporters and potential donors still lies as a challenge. ASH currently lacked a proper method to provide evidence to measure its progress. I developed a measurement system to assess and evaluate the current projects. Methods: We solicited feedback from staff by conducting informal interviews and weekly meetings. After observing the operations on the ground, I 1) re-introduced the importance of evaluation by having weekly open discussions, 2) revised the existing logic models, 3) developed data collection instruments that were practical and reasonable in this low-resource setting, 4) created necessary electronic data collection methods, and 5) implemented evaluation plans. Outcomes: I was able to revise and create three logic models out of five programs due to a lack of information about its intervention and a possible termination of one program, however, the development of evaluation instruments will be utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented programs. This international practicum allowed me to gain first-hand experience on the skills acquired during the MPH studies.
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Design an implementation and evaluation plan for each program
Discuss how the practicum experience compliments the skills acquired during the MPH studies.
Articulate the cross-cultural and workplace challenges in a public health setting within a developing country.
Keyword(s): Practice, Evaluation
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I gained experience the past summer traveling to Kenya to do M&E work.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines,
and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed
in my presentation.