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A2814 Ethiopia Mid-Term Review of Health Sector Transformation Plan

Field of Expertise:
Medical Products, Technologies; Policy/Strategy/DRA; Drug Regulatory Authority
Narrative description of project:
Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Ethiopia implemented its first national Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), covering the period 2008-2012 EFY (July 2015-June 2020). The HSTP represents the five-year national health sector strategic plan that guides the health sector of the country. The goals of HSTP are to improve quality and equity of healthcare, coverage and utilization of essential health services; and enhance the implementation capacity of the health sector at all levels of the system – at community, facility and Woreda levels.
In 2018 a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the HSTP was conducted. The main objective of this MTR was to assess progress against the expected results of HSTP as well as to assess its relevance in relation to the national development agenda (GTP) and the global commitment (SDGs), and to draw best lessons from the accomplishments and challenges to date in order to improve and guide the implementation of HSTP until 2020 and beyond. The MTR was conducted by a team of 13 independent national and international experts/consultants with support from the FMoH, RHBs and partners, including DFID.
Description of services provided:
For the 2018 MTR a hera consultant together with a national consultant were responsible for pharmaceutical supplies regulation (P4) and supply chain (P5). The methodology involved meetings to finalize data capture forms; interviews at central and peripheral level; and field visits. a draft report was written locally and presented to all stakeholders. Comments and response from the regions, FMOH and donors were processed and a final draft report was submitted. Recommendations will guide implementation of the second part of the HSTP.