The main purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical input to implement Primary Health Care Measurement and Improvement Initiative (PHCMI)
in the 20 countries through:
- Collection of data to measure key aspects of PHC.
- providing technical support in developing a PHC Improvement Plan based on PHCMI profiles
In October, 2018, WHO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan held the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan to commemorate the 40th
anniversary of the signing of the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care. The conference brought together members of the global health community around a shared belief that primary health care is critical to achieving health for all. To support Member States in fulfilling their commitments of the Astana Declaration and move into action, the PHCMI initiative aims to support EMR countries in collecting quantitative and qualitative PHC data, identifying gaps and challenges in PHC performance, and developing an improvement plan to guide countries towards strengthening PHC. This assessment utilizes global goods from the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) as well as pre-existing regional work on PHC quality indicators, EMRO Health System Profiles, and the PHC Operational Framework, with the above main objectives. The consultant work will support PHC/UHS in the creation of tools that policymakers, development partners and advocates can use to better understand and improve primary health care, tailored to the needs of the EMR countries, including the development of the Primary Health Care Country Profile (PHCCP) and the Vital Signs Profile (VSP) for each participating country. Furthermore, PHCMI framework and indicators are also relevant for Member States to assess their own performance on PHC in specific programmatic area such as non-communicable diseases prevention and management. As shown by national experiences of UHC implementation, despite the increasing burden related to NCDs and related risk factors, their early detection and appropriate management at PHC level is often suboptimal with severe gaps in service coverage. Using PHMI framework to perform an NCD analysis would allow synergies in appraising national health system readiness and capacity to scale NCD services identifying bottlenecks and implement course corrections. Planned timelines
(subject to confirmation) total of 12 months Start date: 10 January 2021 End date: 31 December 2021