SEA/RC56/14 - Joint evaluation of a specific intercountry programme - multi-disease surveillance and response
AbstractThe Regional Committee had, at its 55th session, selected the supplementary intercountry programme (ICP II) “Multi-disease surveillance and response, including health hazards, risk behaviour surveillance, through intercountry and interregional collaboration, and use of regional mechanisms like ASEAN, SAARC, Mekong Basin Project, and Intercountry Cooperation in Health Development” for in-depth evaluation in 2003 and reporting to the 56th session of the Regional Committee. The evaluation of this supplementary intercountry programme was undertaken in India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand by joint teams comprising representatives from (a) Member Countries – highlevel officials familiar with the programmes, (b) experts of WHO collaborating centres and (c) staff from the Regional Office and WHO headquarters. The country visits, lasting three to four working days each, took place during April/May 2003. Each team interviewed officials and staff involved in programme implementation in the ministries of health and/or other focal ministries, and the WHO country office. The teams reviewed relevant WHO and country documents. The teams assessed the intercountry programme in terms of the appropriateness of the mechanisms and approaches; adequacy of the resources; relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, complementarity, sustainability and replicability. Supplementing the analysis of the programmes and lessons learnt, recommendations were made with regard to: (a) understanding of the supplementary intercountry programme’s purpose and objectives by the national officials and WHO country and Regional Office staff; (b) involvement of national programme managers and WHO country office in programme planning; and (c) the scope, approaches and mechanisms employed in programme delivery. Based on the teams’ analysis in respect of each country, a report was prepared by the evaluation team members and the Regional Office. This is now being submitted to the Regional Committee, through the 40th CCPDM, for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2003). SEA/RC56/14 - Joint evaluation of a specific intercountry programme - multi-disease surveillance and response. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128823