IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


April 18, 2019 Africa

Community health extension program of Ethiopia, 2003–2018: successes and challenges toward universal coverage for primary healthcare services

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 identified primary health care (PHC) as the key approach to the attainment of the goal of “Health for All”. The PHC approach tackles the main health problems in the community through the provision of essential health services. The implementation of the PHC approach relies on health workers, including community health workers (CHWs) Ethiopia has been implementing a community health extension program (HEP) since 2003. The aim of this studya was to assess the successes and challenges of the HEP over time, and develop a framework that may assist the implementation of the program toward universal primary healthcare services

Globalization and Health