Technical assistance for the development of Roadmap for Optimizing the Ethiopian Health Extension Program - 2020 to 2035
January – August 2020
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
Category of project
Capacity building and technical assistance
The project was initiated after the findings of the HEP assessment were released, as a major recommendation of the assessment. MERQ provided technical support to the MOH and its implementing partners. As a project led by the MOH, the role of MERQ was to provide technical expertise and other resources to the development of the report. Among other things, MERQ carried out:
An analysis of the Ethiopian Health System (situational analysis);
A projection of key population and health system characteristics;
A benchmarking assessment (local & international best practices);
The development of the implementation arrangement, and monitoring and evaluation framework;
The prioritization of the initiatives; and
The resource gap analysis for the roadmap’s costs.
Ministry of Health (2020). Realizing Universal Health Coverage through Primary Health Care: A Roadmap for Optimizing the Ethiopian Health Extension Program 2020 – 2035. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ministry of Health.