The MoH values monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the health system as a means of generating data and information to promote evidence based decision-making at all levels. The main functions of the department include:
- The development of research policies and guidelines.
- Operational research on health management.
- The provision of oversight for clinical trials.
- The continuous development and improvement of health information systems.
- The conduct and monitoring of surveys.
- The mapping of health facilities.
- Disease surveillance.
Recent activities include:
- Establishing a single framework and implementation manual to guide datacollection, processing and use by all agencies providing health services in South
It is imperative that the M&E system continues to provide information for tracking progress and improving the effectiveness of programmes, thus
fostering accountability among stakeholders. Planned actions for the department include:
- Roll out the district health information system software (DHIS®) at county levelacross all ten states of South Sudan.
- Develop a comprehensive national M&E database.
- Emphasise data quality, analysis and use at all levels of the health system.
- Train staff and health workers at national and states levels.
- Institutionalise regular and comprehensive health sector performance reviews,with input from all stakeholders and host forums for dialogue on health sector
- Support and institutionalise regular comprehensive support supervision from theMoH to SMoHs, and from SMoHs to CHDs.
- Develop a health information system strengthening policy and strategy based onthe Health Metrics Network framework.