Afghanistan has a clearly defined EPHS, which includes a Basic Package of Health Services and an Essential Package of Hospital Services. The Ministry of Public Health first ratified the BPHS in March 2003, and revised it in 2005 and again in 2010. The purpose of the BPHS is to ensure that all
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo began reforming and decentralizing the health sector with its National Health System Strengthening Strategy in 2006. The latest National Health Development Plan 2011–2015 continues to implement the strategy laid out in this document.
The government of Ethiopia published its “Essential Health Services Package for Ethiopia” in 2005 (Federal Ministry of Health 2005). This package was published with the intention to have public sector facilities provide a minimum standard of care that fosters an integrated service delivery approach
The government of Ghana has defined other packages of health services. In the most recent Health Sector Medium-Term Development Plan 2010–2013, the government states that the Community-based Health Program and Services (CHPS) remains …
There are several defined and semi-defined “packages” of health services floating around Haiti, and the literature is rife with contradictions and uncertainty. Our analysis reveals that Haiti has an EPHS, but the following context is important to understand: The Ministry of Health and Population
The series of documents that best fits the definition of the EPHS in India is the Indian Public Health Standards (2012) series, plus Annexure II of the Guidelines for Community Processes (2013), which lists the services provided by community health workers referred to as accredited social health activists (ASHAs).
The Republic of Indonesia has specified an EPHS through its regulatory process. Regulation No. 75/2014 lists health services that must be provided through community health centers, or puskesmas; mobile health clinics; and community midwives. The list of services roughly translates from Bahasa
Kenya’s EPHS, referred to as the Kenya Essential Package for Health, is clearly defined in the Kenya Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (KHSSP) for July 2014–June 2017 and the Taking the Kenya Essential Package for Health to the Community: A Strategy for the Delivery of Level One Services (Community Health Strategy).
The government of the Republic of Liberia published its EPHS in the National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011–2021 and the accompanying policy document Essential Package of Health Services, Phase One (2011). The EPHS is clearly defined by specific health interventions and by service delivery level.
Madagascar’s EPHS is not clearly defined in policy documents or regulations. The latest heath sector policy document available is the Ministry of Public Health’s 2012–2013 Interim Plan. The government of Madagascar and its international partners agreed to draft this document because the Plan de