International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia

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.