Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and adapting for NTD programs by Dr. Katie Zoerhoff Task Force for Global Health, USA

The multimedia lecture of 19 minutes titled "Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting for NTD Programs" by Dr. Katie Zoerhoff from the Task Force for Global Health, USA, provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the context of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The lecture begins with an overview of why M&E is crucial for NTD programs, highlighting substantial gaps in existing M&E efforts for each NTD. Dr. Katie Zoerhoff introduces the concept of MERLA (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting) and the MERLA cycle, emphasizing the engagement of various stakeholders in this process. The lecture then discusses key indicators for NTDs and best practices for their selection, data collection, storage, validation, analysis, synthesis, dissemination, and use. It also addresses the application of anticolonial practices in NTD data dissemination and emphasizes take-home messages. The lecture concludes with acknowledgments and a disclaimer. For further details Play a video