Tajikistan revises monitoring and evaluation indicators for national health strategy


Participants at a round table discussion on National Health Strategy in Tajikistan

Tajikistan has revised the package of indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of the National Health Strategy for 2010-2020 in consultation with national stakeholders.

At a roundtable recently organized by the Ministry of Health with the support of the WHO country office, senior policy-makers from the national government met with representatives from local health authorities and development partners to discuss and agree on the revised indicators.

The indicators were revised after a number of gaps in the initial indicator package were revealed during the 2012 joint annual review (JAR). They were reviewed to make them specific, simple and clear for both policy-makers and development partners, and to align them with international monitoring and evaluation principles.

WHO provides technical support

The WHO country office provided technical support to the ministry of health in reviewing the indicators. This process included discussions among technical working groups of experts from development partners under each of components of the national health strategy. 

Data are collected and analyzed to monitor and evaluate the process, achievements and challenges during the implementation of the national health strategy. The findings from the data are presented at the JAR. The main JAR findings are then discussed at a national health summit and next steps are identified. For the 2013 JAR, data will be collected using the revised package of indicators.

The roundtable was chaired and opened by the First Deputy Minister of Health Dr Jobirova S.B, the Adviser of the Minister of Health Sadikova D.N, and the WHO Representative/Head of WHO Country office in Tajikistan Dr Pavel Ursu.

WHO implemented this activity within the framework of the European Union funded "Technical Assistance in Support of Health Care Reform in Tajikistan" project.