The Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) in Africa, Tanzania

The Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) in Africa, Tanzania






Program Evaluation can be defined as the systematic application of scientific methods in accessing the performance of a program. Program on the other hand can be defined as a series of steps that are carried out or objectives to be achieved. It is imperative to evaluate any given program given program to determine its efficiency (Martin, 2009). The paper evaluates Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) is a United State Agency that was designed to protect public health and safety by provision of information with an aim of enhancing health decisions. The World War II contributed to the foundation of the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) in 1942. The program promotes health through partnering with other departments of health in the US, and other public and private organization, businesses, education programs and individuals (Martin, 2009). It is concern with designing and applying disease prevention measures and control programs. It fast dealt with infectious diseases and it later expanded to environmental health and occupational safety. It also deals with promotion of health and education activities that are designed to improve health in Tanzania.

CDC program is doing an operational research in Tanzania that involves the study of both the existing and new tools in the field and how they work. The existing tools are improved or integrated with others. In the past CDC has been developing strategies to deal with malaria in pregnancy, old drugs were fast delivered in new ways including Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria (IPT) there was drug resistance. CDC is now researching on how IPT for pregnant women IPTp can be combined with the current antenatal health services, for instance (Anderson, 2010). All principles have been integrated into the CDC program framework and this has stimulated innovation (Mubyazi et al., 2010) towards improving out come. The program has a guiding standard and steps that do resolve the CDC basic approach to program. “The program also emphasizes on continuity and commitment for the improvement of overall community health” (Martin, 2009).

The evaluation involves numerous steps. Both secondary and primary data collection and analysis methods were employed. The primary entailed interview and questionnaires while the secondary entailed the analysis of the past records. In evaluation, data collection was done through interview and questionnaires. In-depth interviews were done on officers concerned in 2010 and this involved having a direct conversation with employees, employers and customers. The interviews were done by the national malaria control officers. The clients were interviewed on satisfactions and services they were offered. Questionnaires on the other hand were sent to various departments. In the analysis, both quantitative and qualitative methods were employed. The collected data was grouped as per the scope. The irrelevant information was illuminated. The objective involved describing the Intermittent Prevention Treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTP) prospects, challenges, achievements and available opportunity for its implementation in Tanzania. The management was interviewed on the last performance of the program and factors affecting its performance. In performance assessment, past records were analyzed and short notes written. The trends in performance and customer turn up were also recorded.

The results according to the National Antenatal Care (ANC) records shown an average national attendance and this justify the possibility that the program will achieve its target for Intermittent Prevention Treatment for malaria (Mubyazi et al, 2010). This program aims to achieve the millennium goal by decreasing the malaria burden by half before 2010 elapses and also gather information from Tanzanian hospital among infants for protective efficiency. CDC also intends to catch up with the increasing average of patients by utilizing the existing funds and will further set up infrastructures in Tanzania.

We can therefore conclude that Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) is a beneficial program to the community. Most of the customer feedbacks were positive and this has shown the program’s potentiality of satisfying its clients. Over the past, a steady growth of the number of customers was noted. Most people had started preferring the program.


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