Monitoring & Evaluation

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.