Tag Archives: EPHS

Essential Health Services: Haiti

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

Essential Health Services: India

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).

Essential Health Services: Kenya

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).

Essential Health Services: Liberia

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.

Essential Health Services: Mali

Mali has an EPHS, which the government refers to as the paquet minimum d’activité (PMA). While the formal PMA is described in one national policy document, it appears that the government considers any service provided under a vertical program informally part of the PMA as well. The Ministry of Health’s

Essential Health Services: Mozambique

Mozambique has not yet adopted a formal EPHS, but vaguely committed to developing one in a recent policy document. Mozambique’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (Plano Estratégico do Sector da Saúde, or PESS) is the policy document intended to guide the health sector towards universal health coverage through government and donor cooperation. In 2013 the government […]

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