From 2008 to 2011, ICF International supported the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) implementing partners and the Government of Kenya in strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in order to improve the collection, management, and use of quality health information.
Specific activities included:
- Managing the collection and reporting of quality HIV/AIDS service data from PEPFAR implementing partners through the Kenya Program Monitoring System (KePMS) database
- Building the capacity of the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) to monitor the implementation of HIV/AIDS activities among civil society organizations through training and tool development
- Working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement a national data quality assessment and develop a framework for strengthening community health information system following a case study review
- Conducting a study in Coast and Rift provinces to identify HIV transmission hotspots to target interventions
- Providing disease surveillance sites with tools and training to improve mortality data using verbal autopsy and ICD-10
- Making M&E short courses available to government and nongovernment health program managers and M&E