In the last years, over 30 countries have participated in AMP-organized workshops aimed at strengthening the skills of NMCP and partner organization staff in planning, logistics, behaviour change communication and monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on net campaigns. The ITN trainings provide a foundation for planning and executing a mass ITN distribution campaign.
AMP Technical Assistance provider refresher training, Geneva, January 2018
This training workshop was funded by The VectorWorks Project and was targeted at TA providers supporting ITN campaign and continuous distribution. The training enabled the roster of AMP consultants to share lessons learned across countries; the group also selected the best tools, templates, and AMP recommendations for countries to be included in updates to the AMP toolkit and Continuous Distribution toolkit. The training covered a refresher on the critical pieces of mass campaign planning: logistics, communication, micro- and macro-planning, implementation, and evaluation. It also formally introduced continuous distribution, specifically, the continuous distribution options of school- and community-based distribution, but also the private sector and retail sales.
AMP Regional Workshops, November 2018
AMP will be hosting two regional trainings (one in English, one in French) for selected countries that have mass campaigns planned for 2019 and 2020. Each of the regional trainings will be four days in length and will focus on microplanning, M&E, logistics, leadership and management, SBCC and continuous distribution.
The trainings will highlight successful country experiences and package them for replication, to ensure the lessons are used for future campaigns. Selected countries will be asked to prepare and present to the group, with the majority of the session time designated for interactive, hands-on ways of contextualizing these best practices for all countries. AMP will use the revised AMP Toolkit and the Continuous Distribution Toolkit as guides to the content in the technical sessions. Using the toolkits as a road map for the trainings will not only provide structure to the technical sessions but also help orient the NMCP and implementing partners on the content and resources available in both of these toolkits as the material in the toolkits provide guidance to NMCPs without the need for outside technical assistance. An overarching focus of these trainings will be operational effectiveness and ways to better coordinate and lead effective malaria control interventions through improved leadership and management skills. The long-term goal of the training is to build strong networks across countries that will nurture an ongoing exchange that does not rely on outside technical assistance. Both regional trainings will take place in Nairobi, Kenya.