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The R8 HSS M&E plan
Swaziland is handling the second phase of the first HSS grant for HSS which cuts across the needs of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases. This is also against the background of the current efforts of the Ministry of Health to strengthen the HMIS through the establishment of the Strategic Information Department (SID). Therefore, the development of this M&E plan took into consideration the data management needs of the entire health system with a focus on the global fund reporting requirements for the R8 HSS grant. Global Fund being a performance-based funding mechanism means that: i) funding decisions based on performance to ensure that investments are made where impact in alleviating the burden of the three diseases can be achieved; ii) disbursements of grant proceeds are linked to periodic demonstrations of programmatic progress and financial accountability; and iii) successes and challenges are identified early on in order to facilitate early replication/expansion of effective efforts and corrective actions as necessary.

As a general principle, a sound M&E is a key requirement for Performance-based funding (PBF) as it enables demonstration of program results at all levels (output, outcome and impact) in an accountable manner. Accurate measurement of the success of program interventions and improving Program management is therefore contingent upon a strong M&E systems that produce credible quality data such as:

  • the incidence and prevalence of the disease;
  • people reached with interventions (persons on treatment);
  • people in specific populations that have been reached by prevention activities;
  • number of staff that have been trained to provide services;
  • number of commodities that have been distributed;
  • behavior change and reduced morbidity or mortality as a result of interventions;
  • how confident can national Programs and associated projects be in the quality of data available to measure indicators?

The R8 HSS proposal was based on the premise that strengthening the health systems will result in better health outcomes. Therefore, to ensure full accountability of programme results, the performance framework of the R8 HSS grant was revised to reflect both the output, outcome and impact indicators.
The R8 HSS M&E performance framework
The performance framework in this plan reflects the indicators for monitoring the implementation of the HSS round 8 grant. The outcome indicators are meant to measure the overall short and medium-term improvement in the health system performance. Impact indicators measure the long term improvement of the health system performance.
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