International Workshop on Mapping and Population Size Estimation for Global Health Programs

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International Workshop on Mapping and Population Size Estimation for Global Health Programs

15 Jul 2018   To   19 Jul 2018   

The workshop will provide intensive training in the concepts of mapping and size evaluation. Participants should leave the workshop with:

- Knowledge of methods for collecting size estimation data and an understanding of approaches most appropriate for their respective settings;
- Working understanding of the uses of population size estimates for policy and programming;
- Skills needed for analysing and reconciling size estimation data;
- Understanding of approaches to estimating program coverage
A step-by-step plan for coming up with national level size estimates for any of several high-risk groups

This workshop is designed for health professionals from different health programmes including but not limited to epidemiologists, demographers, supervisors, monitoring and evaluation officers, data managers, MIS officers of public/private programs, donor partners, NGOs and person responsible for planning and implementing national size estimation exercises.
Applicants should be proficient in English, be involved in data systems of their organization/project. Computer literacy and experience with data systems would be advantageous. Country teams are encouraged to apply.

- Different Methods of Size Estimation: Census and Enumeration; Population Survey, Multiplier Method; Capture-Recapture; Network scale-up, PLACE
- Challenges for Mapping and Size Estimation
- Measuring Coverage with Interventions
- Use of Data for Estimation
- Overview of Extrapolation Methodologies
- Designing Size Estimates Studies

Course fee: US$ 2500 which includes:
- 5-day face-to-face workshop in Istanbul, Turkey
- Resources, course material and workshop kit
- Accommodation for the duration of the workshop
- Breakfast, lunch, tea + snacks during the workshop sessions
- Certificate from Empower School of Health
- One-year of technical assistance

Does not include – airfare, health insurance, visa fees, airport transfers or other travel expenses

Ms. Sangeeta Tikyani*: Director - Public Health, Empower School of Health. With more than 13 years of professional experience in the field of public health, her areas of expertise are M&E, High Risk Groups, Population Size Estimation, Data Quality Assessment, Systematic Assessments and Reviews, Routine Health Information Systems, Health System Strengthening (HMIS, HRH, and Service Quality), Capacity Building, Gender Integration, QA/Improvement and Public Health Education. She has experience of conducting more than 20 M&E related international workshops in various countries including Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Namibia, Nepal & South Africa and also provided technical assistance in M&E in countries like Bangladesh, India and Nepal. She has experience of working on projects with organizations like WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, World Bank, UNDP, Save the Children, DFAT, Ministries of Health and National and State Aids Societies. She has been on various boards and chaired many technical committees including Capacity Building Committee of GEMNet- Health. Previously, she was heading M&E unit at Public Health Foundation of India and helped establishing Regional Centre of Reference in M&E.

Dr. Ruth Bessinger: An epidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience in M&E and applied research in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. She has worked with various international agencies; US government agencies; non-governmental organizations and ​country governments. Being a former senior analyst with USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project, she coordinated and co-authored the UNAIDS document for monitoring and evaluating HIV-prevention programs; collaborated with institutions in four countries in South-east Asia to design and implement an approach to monitoring the implementation of a package of HIV prevention interventions; worked with governments in China, Uganda, and Senegal to strengthen their national HIV programs​ and also ​led a multi-country analysis of sexual behaviour and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. She has designed​ curriculum and taught in short courses and master’s degree courses aimed at increasing​ capacity for program ​M&E in Africa and Asia. Prior to this, she was​ an assistant professor at Tulane School of Public Health where she taught epidemiological methods and survey research methods​.​

Senior Consultant*: His experience includes design and implementation of scientifically sound monitoring and evaluation system using individual tracking system, deployment of the M&E system at various levels, ensuring quality data collection, data management and analysis among others. He has rich experience in designing and implementing the Research Activities (includes designing methodology, sample selection, preparation of tools, training and supervising data collection for QA, analysis, and preparation of research briefs and conducting evaluation research) for a large-scale HIV/AIDS projects.

Chander Pal Thakur*: Consultant- Public Health, Empower School of Health. He is health management professional with additional training in Global Public Health and Human Resources for Health by Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands. He is trained in M&E by MEASURE Evaluation, CPC at UNC. He has been involved in various national and international workshops in M&E and has designing and implementation experience of monitoring and evaluation systems, assessments, evaluations, health facility surveys and M&E plans for large scale projects. He has experience of developing and conducting online learning programs around M&E and was India coordinator for GEMNet-Health. He has been involved in various projects involving key populations and high risk groups with organizations like UNAIDS, Ministries of Health and AIDS societies. and His core area of work includes health systems strengthening, human resources for health, capacity building, and project management.

*faculty members are trained in Monitoring and Evaluation by MEASURE Evaluation from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

**international facilitators with rich experience of training in M&E, Impact Evaluation, Routine Health Information Systems will also be conducting sessions

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