Johns Hopkins Health & Education in South Africa

Monitoring Guidelines

Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA), an affiliate to the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Centre for Communication Programs based in Washington, is a USAID/PEPFAR funded programme that uses a strategic communication approach to improve the health and well being of all South Africans.

JHHESA, together with its South African partners, uses a strategic communication approach to contribute towards achieving the targets of South Africa’s National Strategic Plan 2007 – 2011. In particular, reducing the number of new infections by 50% and ensuring that 80% of South Africans in need have access to an appropriate package of care, support and treatment through using the power of strategic communication.

This manual begins with an overview of the models applied by JHHESA in its operations, the process of Monitoring and Evaluations, an exploration of the JHHESA reporting framework and the Data Management Systems. The document then go on to discuss and outline the basic monitoring and evaluation concepts; followed by an extensive discussion of the types of indicators and reporting requirements; the monthly reporting templates; the collation tool and an overview of the Routine Data Quality Assessments. This serves as a reference point from which to assess a program’s monitoring procedures.