Policymakers, program staff and researchers face many questions related to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health programs in developing countries. M&E skills provide answers to these questions and are crucial to the successful design, implementation, and tracking of program progress and impact of public health programs. The eCourse on Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs aims to strengthen the capacity of public health professionals actively engaged in the health sector. This course is designed for global health professionals to develop core competencies to design and implement M&E activities in both government & non- government sectors.
Malnutrition in India has been called ‘The Silent Emergency’. The proportion of undernutrition among children and women in India is one of the highest in the world. In spite of unprecedented economic growth, improvements in childhood nutritional status in India over the last decade has been slow. Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in particular continue to be a serious challenge to reducing malnutrition among children. High rates of maternal undernutrition measured by low body mass index and anaemia adversely affect the health and survival of mothers and newborns. Further, chronic malnutrition in early years of life is responsible for widespread stunting and adverse health and social consequences throughout the lifespan. Community based approaches have been the mainstay of interventions to address the problem of maternal and child malnutrition in developing societies. Community based care delivered through health care workers like anganwadi workers, (AWW), auxillary nurse midwives (ANM) and accredited social health activists (ASHA), can have a vital impact on maternal and child health and nutritional status. However, there is an urgent need to facilitate proper training and handholding of frontline workers, their supervisors and their managers to empower them with knowledge, appropriate skills and motivation to serve the community. In pursuance to national policy for children in India, ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development was launched in 1975. With its workforce of anganwadi workers (AWW), ICDS is a comprehensive scheme of Government of India and aims at enhancing survival and development of children. In spite of a well conceptualized program, systematic weaknesses, logistical gaps, resource scarcity, and poor utilization continue to hamper progress and affect the outcome of the program.
This eCourse aims to update current knowledge, strengthen the technical capacity on reproductive and child health nutrition and enhance the managerial skills of the service providers and officials working under the ICDS program.
Admissions open for December 2020 batch
Last date for submission of online application is 31st October 2020.