Improve Primary Health Care Services Delivery

A young mother with her child in Jinka, South Ethiopia, Amref intervention site

Improve Primary Health Care Service Delivery (IPHCSD) is a five-year project implemented by Amref Health Africa and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with financial support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Our Objective 

Strengthen the functionality of and bidirectional linkage across Ethiopia’s Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery platforms—health post to the health center to the primary hospital —for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health, and nutrition outcomes.


Our Footprint

We work in eight regions that represent agrarian, pastoralist, and agro-pastoral contexts of Ethiopia:











          Southern Nations, Nationalities and People


          Southwest Ethiopia People

Mobile outreach health service supported by Amref in Afar region, Ethiopia

Major Activities

Ensure equitable access to and utilization of essential health services

Improve the quality of essential health services

Strengthen technical oversight and accountability for Primary Health Care

A trained health worker counselling a pregnant woman
Young mother with her kid, North Ethiopia, Amref intervention
A young health worker on duty, Gambella Amref intervention, Ethiopia

Gender is integrated into all of the project life cycles.