The primary aim of the Monitoring and Evaluation department of is to monitor progress towards the attainment of the goals and objectives and evaluate the outcomes and impact of the Indoor Residual Spraying. This is achieved 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
- 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 timely to facilitate effective decision making and track progress towards program objectives.
The Entomology provides 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.
The molecular laboratory has a state-of-the-art equipment for undertaking a wide range of analysis on mosquitoes collected from the field. The entomology team is adequately equipped with a range of requisite analytical skills to undertake morphological identification and molecular assays to differentiate sibling species of Anopheles gambiae s.l and also determine kdr and Ace-1 mutations in insecticide resistant vectors. There is also the capacity to carry out enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to detect sporozoite infections in the vectors of malaria, among others.