Neglected tropical diseases

Monitoring & Evaluation of preventive chemotherapy

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of WHO’s work on preventive chemotherapy and transmission control. Monitoring measures the implementation of strategic activities for preventive chemotherapy, while evaluation measures the extent to which its objectives are being reached.

The Monitoring and evaluation of preventive chemotherapy web site contains a wide range of resources designed to standardize and coordinate information management for preventive chemotherapy to improve effectiveness in implementing programme activities at all levels. It includes detailed guidance on M&E methods, tools, selected key readings, and information on training events and relevant meetings, including reports of the global Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation of preventive chemotherapy (WG M&E).

The information provided is intended for use by national governments, donors and institutions supporting the implementation of preventive chemotherapy interventions in order to enhance transparency and support accountability of relationships among all stakeholders. This is vital for improving and further strengthening the overall performance of national programmes.

This web site also links to the Global NGO Deworming Inventory, which collects treatment data from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide that provide anthelminthic medicines to treat soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH), schistosomiasis and/or lymphatic filariasis (LF).