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Since 2016

About IPHC-E

The International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IPHC-E) is an organization founded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia (MOH). We provide technical assistance to countries building strong Primary Health Care systems, through capacity building training, program design, and implementation. We also support the MOH through evidence-based policy recommendations, training of PHC leaders, implementation of innovation labs, and engagement on PHC related policy and strategy designs.

Since its establishment, the Institute developed instructional modules on PHC and Ethiopia’s Health system and it’s Health Extension Program (HEP). The institute held different national and international capacity building training and experience sharing visits. It identified PHC research priorities, conducted collaborative implementation research and provided small grants for PHC research activities. Moreover, the Institute established a resource center on PHC in collaboration with academic and non-governmental organizations.

Our Achievements in Numbers

As years passed by, IPHC-E’s training program have increased both in size and capability.

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Woreda and district health office managers

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Trained Leaders

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Health workers from regions on Health Care Leadership

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Problem-solving abilities that are strategic Health Care Personnel

Explore our core functions

Core functions are essential, foundational activities that IfPHC-E engages in to monitor, implement and evaluate PHC programs; communicate priorities, information, and guidance to stakeholders and external partners; and support efficiency in the management and operations of the Institute.

Vision
To become a global center of excellence in Primary Health Care.
Mission
To proactively engage and drive the advancement of primary health care policy and programing for the attainment of UHC.
Strengthening and dissemination of the evidence base
Generating, searching and increasing access to evidence-based practices for health leaders, decision-makers and implanters is key to initiate and accelerate the scale-up of effective programs.
A focus on problem solving
The ultimate objective of the institute’s research and training activities is to find solutions and facilitate action for strengthening Primary Health Care response.
Empowerment
The training and networking processes established by the institute are designed to empower collaborators and trainees by helping them to use their own untapped skills, knowledge and experience throughout the world.
Cultural and Contextual sensitivity
The institute recognizes the importance of local culture and context in designing and implementing effective Primary Health Care programs.
Excellence
Achieve the highest standard possible in policy, program and science of Primary Health Care.
Stewardship
Be diligent steward of the use of resources to achieve the Institutes Mission.

The Institute is expected to play a key role in strengthening PHC systems to ensure high standards of care and to increase service coverage and the use of timely evidence-based interventions. Specifically, the mandates of the Institute are to:

Provide short-term training on PHC tailored to the needs of health workers, health managers, and policy-makers from Ethiopia, other African countries, and the rest of the world.
Carry out need-based PHC systems implementation research, organize national and international forums to provide a platform for researchers and program implementers to share their research findings and experiences, and subsequently address issues needing attention.
Develop a platform/hub that, supported by valid, reliable, timely and useful PHC-related documents, enables the collection and dissemination of evidence and best practices about PHC.
Advocate for PHC through the promotion of best practices, innovations, evidence base and developing partnerships
Board Member

Advisory Board

H.E Dr. Mekdes Daba
H.E Dr. Mekdes Daba

Chair of Advisory Board, Minister of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Dr. Kebede Worku
Dr. Kebede Worku

Co- Chair of Advisory Board and CEO, Addis Ababa Centre of Excellence, Innovation & Learning on ECD.

Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin
Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin

Executive Director of The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program

Dr. Michael J. Klag
Dr. Michael J. Klag

Dean Emeritus, Second Century Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Dr. Kesetebirhan Admassu
Dr. Kesetebirhan Admassu

Chief Executive Officer, Big Win Philanthropy

Prof. Henry Perry
Prof. Henry Perry

Senior Associate of Health Systems, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Meike Schleiff
Dr. Meike Schleiff

Scientist, Who’s Alliance Hpsr

Dr. Frehiwot Nigatu
Dr. Frehiwot Nigatu

Chief of Party for USAID-Empowered Community Activity

Prof. Uta Lehmann
Prof. Uta Lehmann

Professor, School of Public Health, University of The Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Svea Closser
Dr. Svea Closser

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Prof. Peter Hill
Prof. Peter Hill

Associate Professor, Global Health Systems in the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland

Dr. Solomon Zewdu
Dr. Solomon Zewdu

Senior Executive Resident MasterCard Foundation

Our team

Dr. Abnet Zeleke
Dr. Abnet Zeleke

Executive Director

Dr. Anteneh Zewdie
Dr. Anteneh Zewdie

Director of Programs

Prof. Getnet Mitike
Prof. Getnet Mitike

Senior Researcher

Emebet Zerfu
Emebet Zerfu

Knowledge Management Lead

Luidina Hailu
Luidina Hailu

Advocacy and Partnership Lead

Dr. Eskinder Wolka
Dr. Eskinder Wolka

National Primary Health Care Lead

Tirsit Mehari
Tirsit Mehari

Global Primary Health Care Lead

Biruh Alemnew
Biruh Alemnew

Online Training Manager

Animut Mesfin
Animut Mesfin

System Librarian and ICT Expert

Hiwot Tadesse
Hiwot Tadesse

Admin & Finance Manager

Dr. Mohammed Abseno
Dr. Mohammed Abseno

Research Assistant

Nurhan Tewfiq
Nurhan Tewfiq

Leadership Incubation Program for Health Coordinator

Dr. Seifu Hagos
Dr. Seifu Hagos

Evaluation Consultant

Tigist Astale
Tigist Astale

Research Officer

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