LMHRA Conducts Performance-based M&E Training For Its Staffs Nationwide

..Staffs Commend Management

In an effort to enhance efficiency at the Liberia Medicines & Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) through its Programs & Planning Unit recently conducted a three day performance-based Monitoring & Evaluation trainings at LMHRA’s regional offices around the country.

The regional offices where the event took place are Region-3, Bo Waterside, Grand Cape Mount County; Region-2, Gbarnga, Bong County; and Region-1 RIA annex, Margibi County and the Quality Control Lab in Careysburg, Montserrado County.

The performance-based monitoring & evaluation trainings, was sponsored by the management of LMHRA, and  intended to ensure the regional offices capacity strengths are aligned with  key performance indicators (KPI) thereby meeting the standard required by the  central office departments and to ensure good tracking of  effective data collections.

Speaking at the opening section of the training, the Technical Advisor to the Managing Director, Dr. Flomoku G. Miller, also encouraged participants to attach importance to the knowledge provided to them by management so as to enhance the smooth running of the LMHRA’s works in these counties.

With additional remarks also, the Regional Coordinator Dr. F. Kwoakpeh Dolo, applauded the LMHRA management for providing the training opportunity for regional staffs and believes that it will facilitate   fast-track and boost productivities at all levels. While the Assistant Programs, Planning & Evaluation Manager, Del T. Nagbe, Sr., indicated that the trainings was based on strategic planning for necessary progress against key performance indicators (KPIs) and to provide staffs with  the sequential understanding of the overall performance of the LMHRA in the regions and bring them up to  quality management system(QMS).

According to him, the training will help central office monitor activities of the LMHRA at the level of the regional offices through systematic procedures.

Mr. Nagbe further emphasized that the trainings would again provide broader understanding of how the KPIs can be measured in the collection of   data using spreadsheet.

Accordingly, to him, the LMHRA’s strategy will utilize the demonstrated opportunities provided by these major stakeholders and additionally boost staff at the various region in a robust manner that will help management to minimize or eliminate challenges LMHRA is faces.

Pharmacist Morrison Tamba, Region 3 Manager for his part, expressed delight for the training opportunity accorded them and provided by management; stating that; this will help them improve in their daily operational plans.

Also remarking separately, the Director at the Quality Control Laboratory (QC Lab), Pharmacist Akoi Fahnbulleh, applauded the team for the education provided.

“We learned a lot, on behalf of the QCLab, I say thanks to the team for coming, this is very important for all staff of the LMHRA and it will enhance the work of the authority,” he said.

In similar manner, the Manager of RIA Annex, Pharmacist John Cleeme, said he will work along with the Programs Planning & Evaluation Unit to set the long and short time goals of the annex so as to increase their scope.

He disclosed that his doubts about some of the activities of the institution were cleared. The three days exercise was part of the program planning &evaluation unit.

The Programs Planning & Evaluation Unit was established to ensure the achievement of the authority’s goals and objectives by closely working with all departments, units and annexes for the assurance of quality and reliable data in the measurement of progress against KPIs. It is part of its responsibility to provide training as part of the LMHRA program management performance cycle.