OUR MESSAGE TO THE USER OF THE EAST AFRICAN JOURNAL FOR APPLIED MONITORING AND EVALUATION

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the East African Journal of Applied Health Monitoring and Evaluation (EAJAHME), a joint effort between the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Cs sharing of information use of limited resource in the health children (MOHCDGEC); Mzumbe University; and the Univerity of California, San Francisco.

Dissemination of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) best practices, finding and lessons learned is a fundamental pillar of improving health systems. Without sharing knowledge, vertical programmes, non-governmental organizations and local and national governments are bound to repeat mistakes and squander limited resources for health. The Monitoring and Evaluation Section of the MOHCDGEC is proud to be part of this important forum that allows for the sharing of ideas, best practices and even failures across programmes, sub national levels and countries. This sharing of information can help to build a culture of data use for decision-making and encourage the rational use of limited resources in the health sector.

The EAJAHME is the first of its kind – a journal dedicated to sharing M&E findings and best practices across east Africa. We hope that the journal will become a platform for encouraging data use and improving M&E process in health systems throughout the region.

Claud John Kumalija
Monitoring and Evaluation Section
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Tanzania