RIVCHO’s M & E ON DRF & NIDAR IN 15 HEALTH FACILITIES CHANGING COMMUNITIES & ATTRACTS SPDC’s COMMENDATION

Monitoring and Evaluation of Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) as well as the Niger-Delta HIV/AIDS Response (NIDAR) for fifteen SPDC supported Health facilities in 15 communities in Bayelsa, Delta, and Edo States has been conducted by Riverine Communities Health & Development Organization (RIVCHO) for a couple of years now involving data collection, analysis and reporting. This January 24th 2012, Shell Petroluem Development Company commended RIVCHO’s performance in a ceremony at the Tinapa in Calabar Cross River State.

Erhoike Cottage Hospital Pharmacy Technician attending to RIVCHO Officer

Represented by its Executive Director Rev Francis Waive, who received the Letter of Commendation and gift from SPDC, the company commended the support its Community Health Team has received from RIVCHO. RIVCHO’s consistency, commitment and contributions to the various programs of the team were highlighted the team says it looks forward to greater collaboration and partnership with RIVCHO in the future

RIVCHO, with its wealth of experience in the use of participatory rural appraisal and participatory learning and action (PRA/PLA) in social research, has continued to deepen insight into the operations of the health facilities. Baseline situations already established in previous field work provide useful benchmarks in analysis and evaluation of the health facilities. Therefore, phenomenal changes are tracked in the process. The use of photo-evidence and graphic presentation of data is emphasised in reinforcing understanding of data presentation as well as driving issues home.

The result of RIVCHO’s monitoring and evaluation of the DRF scheme is the availability of essential drugs needed at all times; ensuring high quality assurance; maintaining impact on stakeholders; and identifying deviations and gaps as well as recommending corrective actions.

RIVCHONEWS celebrates with management, staff and volunteers on this laudable achievement