Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
The key strategic objective of M&E is to provide quality training programs in public health, progressing to certification and accreditation. This includes ensuring that the CARPHA staff is competent in the core specialties (ex. Epidemiology, Laboratory, Surveillance, Research etc.). M&E can thereby ensure that CARPHA Member States are better equipped to address their public health functions through pre-service and in-service training opportunities.
CARPHA’s Medical Laboratory Department aims to strengthen sub-regional and national capacities in communicable disease (CD) surveillance and risk assessment. This involves compiling data, with laboratory support, on air and vector-borne, food and water-borne, sexually transmitted, and vaccine preventable diseases. The resulting information allows CARPHA Member States (CMS) to plan, implement and evaluate public health practice, thereby preventing and controlling disease outbreaks. In recognition of the limited laboratory testing capacity available in smaller nations, CARPHA can also provide primary testing services, thereby facilitating region-wide advanced laboratory capabilities.