ANAMBRA STATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

(ASPHCDA)

PURPOSE:

Anambra  State Primary Health Care Development Agency(ASPHCDA) is an agency created in the State in 2015 to coordinate all Primary Health Care actvities within Anambra State. This is in line with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency's policy to support delivery and provide leadership in the promotion and implementation of high quality, sustainable and affordable primary health services to the grassroots through standard resource mobilization, partnership, collaboration, development of community based health physical project and functional health facilities in Anambra  State.

VISION:
To achieve top 3 position in the nation for feasible, equitable, affordable and quality integrated primary health care system.

MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide excellent leadership in the development of community based system, universal health coverage with functional infrastructure in primary health care.

OUR MANDATE:
1. To provide support to the state health policy for the development of primary health care.
2. To provide technical support for planning, management and implementation for primary health care.
3. To mobilize resources nationally and internationally for the development of primary health care.
4. To provide support for monitoring and evaluation of the state health policy.
5. To promote health man power development needed for primary health care through orientation and continuing education.
6. To provide support to the village health system by training village health workers on Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses(IMCI).
7. To promote health system research by promoting and supporting problems oriented health system research.
8. To provide annual report on the status on primary health care implementation within the state.

WHAT WE DO:

In pursuance of this overall mission statement, the agency has seven corporate goals namely:

CONTROL PREVENTABLE DISEASES: Eradicate polio,and limit the occurrence and Impact of diseases using education, immunisation (Bi-annual National Immunisation Plus Days, Bi-annual Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week) and other proven interventions.

IMPROVE ACCESS TO BASIC HEALTH SERVICE: Makes basic health services available by ensuring communities have access to health facilities, services and basic health insurance.

IMPROVE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE: Ensure basic health services are people-oriented and delivered according to established quality standards and protocols.

PROGRAMMES: Nutrition, Immunisation, Health Education and Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses.

STRENGTHENING THE INSTITUTION: Strengthening state structures, Local government representations, internal communication, monitoring and evaluation, procurement and the financial management system.

DEVELOP HIGH-PERFORMING HEALTH WORK FORCE: Organize system and structures to deliver effective support services through PHCs guideline, norms and enabling act for State and Local government.

STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS: Mobilize and coordinate stakeholders such as Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and development partners to support the implementations of PHCs.

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES ENGAGEMENT: Promote communities participation, ownership and responsibilities for health through Ward Development Committees, communications and programmes.