Monitoring and evaluation tool for tuberculosis programs in refugee and post-conflict settings
Published Date:September 2009
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch ; International Rescue Committee. ;
Description:Acknowledgments -- The Purpose of this tool -- Explanation of this tool -- Component 1: Laboratory evaluation–acid-fast bacilli microbiology (AFB) tool -- Component 2: Health Education Evaluation Tool -- Component 3: Clinical Encounter Evaluation Tool -- Component 4: Data management and logistics tool -- References -- Online Rresources -- Laboratory resources -- African and Asian resources -- Appendix A: Supplemental health education materials -- Appendix B: TB patient rights and duties -- Appendix C: Program implementation.
The Evaluation Tool for TB Programs is a free, easy-to-use monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool for TB programs in refugee camps, resource-poor and other post-conflict settings. This January 2013 revision of the original September 2009 tool is the result of further consultation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration (PRM). It is a simpler format and a reduction in length of 40% compared with the original. It is designed to improve the quality of TB programs and be a reference for programs. It can be completed in a single 8-hour day.
The tool is for evaluators who represent national or regional headquarters of implementing partners that provide healthcare services or of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In addition, it is designed to be used by medical and laboratory refugee camp staff or others in post-conflict, resource-limited settings, who plan, organize, conduct, and supervise TB activities. With drug resistant tuberculosis occurring in all parts of the world, one of the revisions of version 2 is the incorporation of items pertaining to drug resistant tuberculosis in both the laboratory and clinical evaluation components.
The International Rescue Committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated to develop this tool with input from TB and refugee health experts of other organizations and agencies. Designers pilot-tested the tool 13 times at 8 TB control programs in Kenya, and modified and retested the program based on feedback from the field.
Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Rescue Committee. Monitoring and evaluation tool for tuberculosis programs in refugee and post-conflict settings. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
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