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Health system progress towards optimized capacity for delivery of effective PHC in Ethiopia



Project duration

Nov 1, 2020July 31, 2021

Funding source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Ministry of Health - Ethiopia



Category of project

Evaluation and Program Assessment

Brief Description:

This project is the assessment of Ethiopian Primary Health Care. It has a national scope covering all regions and the federal ministry of health. The aim of this study is to measure how Ethiopia’s health system is progressing towards optimized capacity for delivery of effective PHC using the PHCPI methods and tools. The objectives of these assessment include the following domains of the capacity component of Primary Health Care Vital Sign Profile:

Governance: To assess of PHC policies, quality management infrastructure, and social accountability, as well as the ability of the system to appropriately adjust to population health needs
To assess availability, equitable distribution and quality of essential service delivery inputs

Population Health and Facility Management:
To assess how well population health and health facilities are managed.

capacity assessment will be conducted at Federal Ministry of Health and all Regional Health Bureaus in Ethiopia. The PHC Progression Model will be implemented through a joint internal-external evaluation process. The first phase will be an internal self-assessment that will be completed by FMOH and RHB teams using methods such as document review, quantitative data mining, and qualitative interviews with key informants. In the second phase, results of the internal assessment will be validated by MERQ team to promote validity and comparability of results across regions.

Project Details

  • Start Date 2020-11-01
  • End Date 2021-07-31
  • Clients Ministry of Health
  • Categories MEL