Baseline Assessment Report 2011

The main objective of the baseline assessment was to generate information to identify health gaps and strengths. This information will serve as a basis for monitoring and improving PHC management systems, clinical practices and community involvement in order to achieve the PHCPI objective of better health for Iraqis.

The baseline assessment was designed to be conducted at four levels of the Iraqi health system (National, District, Health Facility/ Hospital and Community). Several resources, including WHO’s 2011 “Integrated District Health System based on Family Practice Approach Assessment Guidelines and Tools”, were used as references in the development of this assessment. The assessment measured both quantitative and qualitative information from a variety of health facilities and stakeholders. Seven assessment modules were applied in the assessment. Collectively, the assessment efforts reached 11 department of health (DoH) district governors (DG), 11 medical syndicates, 7 international donors, 11 PHC Department Directors, 11 Planning Department Directors, 10 Human Resource Training Department Center (HRTDC) Directors, 10 District Directors, 74 PHC clinics, 14 District Hospitals, 12 community groups, 12 private health facilities and 681 PHC clients. The baseline assessment provided rich details relating to the state of the primary health care system in Iraq. Summary of the key findings are as follows:The main objective of the baseline assessment was to generate information to identify health gaps and strengths. This information will serve as a basis for monitoring and improving PHC management systems, clinical practices and community involvement in order to achieve the PHCPI objective of better
health for Iraqis.

The baseline assessment was designed to be conducted at four levels of the Iraqi health system (National, District, Health Facility/Hospital and Community). Several resources, including WHO’s 2011 “Integrated District Health System based on Family Practice Approach Assessment Guidelines and Tools”, were used as references in the development of this assessment. The assessment measured both quantitative and qualitative information from a variety of health facilities and stakeholders. Seven assessment modules were applied in the assessment. Collectively, the assessment efforts reached 11 department of health (DoH) district governors (DG), 11 medical syndicates, 7 international donors, 11 PHC Department Directors, 11 Planning Department Directors, 10 Human Resource Training Department Center (HRTDC) Directors, 10 District Directors, 74 PHC clinics, 14 District Hospitals, 12 community groups, 12 private health facilities and 681 PHC clients. The baseline assessment provided rich details relating to the state of the primary health care system in Iraq. 

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