The milestones set by the health sector in Ethiopia as well as ambitions for a healthier future make IPHC-E an institute like no other. Using a framework – Resilient PHC – Our Future – as a springboard, we engage different stakeholders and partners to create an identity that stipulates who we are, what we stand for, and where we want to elevate local and global Primary Health Care.
National PHC Program
As PHC remains the core of Ethiopia’s health system, it is important to design a mechanism to sustain the gains made so far and to address the challenges that come with time as a result of the changing landscape.
IPHC-E plays a key role in developing a well-structured, proactive, flexible, problem-solving, and resilient Primary Health Care system in Ethiopia.
Global PHC Program
The Global PHC Programmatic Area of IPHC-E is the outward-facing section of the Institute that aims to share Ethiopia’s best experiences in PHC with other low- and middle-income countries while at the same time taking lessons learned from other African countries and sharing it with Ethiopia.
IPHC-E works to strengthen the PHC policy design, programming, and implementation capacity of countries that commit to building resilient PHC.
Knowledge Generation and Management
The Institute aims to strengthen the PHC system by conducting implementation research, synthesizing evidence-based information and research findings gathered from all around the world, and organizing knowledge-sharing platforms.
Intending to make Ethiopia a knowledge powerhouse for PHC, the knowledge generation and management programmatic area focuses on generating evidence for informing policy/practice and enhancing accessibility of global knowledge on PHC to its constituents.
Advocacy and Partnerships
IPHC-E contributes to the global advocacy for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through PHC to facilitate buy-in from policymakers, donors, stakeholders, and community organizations towards the establishment of resilient PHC programs.
The Advocacy and Partnership programmatic area promotes evidence-based impactful advocacy to drive and establish resilient and sustainable PHC.