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Monitoring and Evaluation Training Package for the International Health Regulations (IHR)

Worldwide, pilot in Bratislava
10 months

Royal Tropical Institute(KIT) developed at the request of the World Health Organisation a 2,5 day module on monitoring and evaluation for the International Health Regulations (IHR) for IHR National Focal Points. The training was piloted in Bratislava, December 2016 and will be rolled out over all WHO regions in 2017.

Detecting, assessing, reporting and responding

The international Health Regulations (2005) are an important tool to detect, assess, report and respond to public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC). Recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika virus underline the need for international collaboration but also the need for strong national health systems and intersectoral collaboration in country. The core capacities that are defined for the IHR serve to set indicators to assess whether countries are indeed prepared to detect, assess and report PHEIC. Monitoring of these core capacities is therefore important both as a method for self-assessment on country level, as well as for the WHO to identify which countries may require further development of one or more core competencies.

Recent evaluations have shown that the in country capacity to perform monitoring and evaluation on core-competencies for countries is often lacking resulting in information that does not give an accurate view of reality. Also the M&E framework for the IHR was revised in 2016.

WHO requested for a 2-3 day training to address the training needs of national IHR focal points, who are responsible for the M&E of the IHR.


The focal points consists of representatives of various sectors like border control, emergency preparedness, nuclear agencies, animal health and the health sector. They took one module focusing on M&E concepts and one module focusing on M&E for the IHR. At the end of the course the participants were be able to:

The training materials consisted of interactive presentations, a case study, a role play and interactive group work.


“The translation from theory to practical issues was very good. The case study and discussions give another perspective to the IHR work.”
Participant in the pilot training

Services delivered

  • Training, Coaching & Education

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides tailor-made training to clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe. Our programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation. For example, one of the challenges faced by an NGO in Afghanistan was how to effectively reach women in its programme as well as how to recruit and retain female staff. KIT designed a training on gender mainstreaming and health governance to address this and other challenges faced by the NGO.  We also offers Masters programmes and advanced courses designed to equip health professionals with the skills and expertise necessary to address public health challenges around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.  Finally, through training, consultancy and coaching services, KIT’s Intercultural Professionals unit provides a comprehensive approach to effective intercultural communication and cooperation. By demonstrating the value of cultural awareness and sensitivity, culture-specific insights and intercultural competencies, Intercultural Professionals helps NGOs, governments, corporate entities, leaders & professionals to enhance their business offering and integrate inclusive policies into their global or local operations.