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

Status Completed
Project duration Nov 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Funding source Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Client Ministry of Health – Ethiopia
Mechanism Grant
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

Inputs: 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.

This 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 Date2020-11-01
  • End Date2021-07-31
  • ClientsMinistry of Health
  • CategoriesMEL