Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of all integrated disease control programme. The primary objective of this department is to monitor progress towards the attainment of the programme goals and objectives and evaluate the outcomes and impact of the Indoor Residual Spraying interventions through the systematic collation of information on the input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators and by tracking progress towards set targets.
The AGAMal M&E system covers four areas including:
- Supervision of IRS field operations
- Entomological and insecticide resistance surveillance among Anopheles vector population
- Epidemiological surveillance of both sick and non-sick human population
- Medical surveillance of spray operators to assess insecticide safety to humans.
- IRS Data Management and Storage
There are two sections under the M&E Department
- Data Management
This department is primarily responsible for collecting, validating, processing and storing all IRS and related data in manner that is reliable, accessible and on time so as to satisfy the needs of the data users and also to track and monitor the progress of IRS.
The responsibility of the AGAMal M&E Unit is to provide data on vector transmission dynamics, insecticide resistance profiles, insecticide batch potencies, effectiveness of spray applications, efficacy of insecticides used for the IRS operations on sprayed surfaces and the elucidation of mechanisms of insecticide resistance and its impact on the vector control. The staff consists of an Entomologist, Entomological Technologists and Insectary Technicians who coordinate all activities in a well-equipped insectary and molecular laboratory.