Monitoring and Evaluation Review of a Leishmaniasis Control Programme in Syria

  • Ahmed Alameldeen United Nations and Master of Science in International Humanitarian Affairs, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK
  • Jennifer Meyer Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, 10029, USA
Keywords: leishmaniasis, humanitarian crisis, monitoring and evaluation, Syria


This paper will provide a discussion of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan done for a leishmaniasis control programme in Syria. The paper will start with a brief overview of the impact of the disease in Syria, followed by the following sections: methods and tools used for the M&E plan; aims, objectives and parameters of the plan; limitations and difficulties faced to conduct the plan and resolution strategies; programme conflict analysis; needs assessment; ethical issues faced and mitigation strategies; the use of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods; tools necessary for completion of the plan; and ways evidence was used to support the decision making throughout the programme.


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