ANAMBRA STATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
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.
To achieve top 3 position in the nation for feasible, equitable, affordable and
quality integrated primary health care system.
To provide excellent leadership in the development of community based system,
universal health coverage with functional infrastructure in primary health
1. To provide support to the state health policy for the development of primary
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
STRENGTHENING THE INSTITUTION: Strengthening state structures, Local government representations, internal
communication, monitoring and evaluation, procurement and the financial
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.