This is a critical review of the methodology used in the critical evaluation report titled ‘HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care-Evaluation of the Thailand-Australia HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Project’ which is part of the quality Assurance Series released by the Australian Government as part of its documentation for the Overseas Aid Program. The evaluation as such does not hold any purpose for current policy and treatment care improvement, as the report is more than a decade old. However the review of methodology has been conducted as part of student’s exercise towards critically analyzing and understanding if the evaluation could be improved. A Summary and purpose of the evaluation done in the report is presented in brief before the discussion of the different segmentations in methodology is begun.
The Thailand-Australia HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care project has been implemented in Bamras Hospital in Bangkok. The purpose of the evaluation if to evaluate this project as the project is nearing it completion. The goals based on which the project was evaluated were to 1) establish an integrated setup of ambulatory care model at the Bamras, and assist in making the hospital one of the prime care centers when it comes HIV/AIDS care and training. Evaluation components included 1) testing to check how appropriate the objectives of the project were, 2) whether the goals and objectives were met, 3) were the management professional in this undertakings, 4) would the benefits be short terms or were they sustainable and most of all whether 5) the ambulatory care model could be adapted and replicated by Bamras Hospital. An evaluation team of diverse stakeholders were involved, from Project team members in Thailand, Australia, the Public health ministry in Thailand, and Bamras. Non Governmental Organization such as WHO, UNAIDS and UNICEF were also involved.