|Treating Measles in Children (Document & Slides) (WHO - OMS, 1997, 60 p.)|
Evaluation is an essential component of any programme. Its purpose is to measure the impact of what is being done. Specially designated supervisors are usually responsible for coordinating the evaluation procedure. Health workers at the clinic and outpatient level should also be involved in evaluation of their own programmes.
The following are examples of questions that should form the basis of a regular assessment of measles case management:
1. Do staff know the clinical case definition of measles and how to assess and classify a measles case? How many do, how many do not?
2. How many patients with measles were seen last month? What were the complications? How many patients died? What were their ages? What was the immunization status of each?
3. To which health facility are severe complicated measles cases referred? Have there been any problems with the referrals?
4. Have the staff been trained in the use of the WHO "Management of Childhood Illness" package? What are the training needs of the staff?
5. Are the "Management of Childhood Illness" wall charts displayed in the clinic?
6. Are measles vaccine and the essential drugs for the treatment of cases available in the clinic? Which are missing?
7. On average, how long do staff spend giving advice to mothers on management, treatment and follow-up when a case of measles has been recognized? (2, 4, 6, 8 or more minutes)?