Djibouti Expanded Coverage of Essential Health Services (Projet PECSE)

Dates: 2004-2008

Country: Djibouti

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Applied Technology, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Program Development, Training, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Health Care Waste Management, Social and Behavior Change, Health Supply Chain Management, Health Systems Strengthening, Infectious Diseases, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Newborn and Child Health , Nutrition

In 2004, the Expanded Coverage of Essential Health Services in Djibouti Project (Projet PECSE) was awarded by USAID to provide the population, in particular those in rural districts, with a package of quality health services to improve access, reduce morbidity and mortality rates among women and children, and promote full community participation in health services delivery.

The Republic of Djibouti was confronted with enormous health problems, evidenced by extremely high infant and maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as poor accessibility to basic health services, especially for rural populations. Much of the health infrastructure, damaged in a recent civil war, consists of auxiliary health posts with limited capacity to offer quality services or to engage community participation.

The Project, which closed in 2008, collaborated with other local technical and financial partners to support the Government of Djibouti's Ministry of Health in it's efforts to improve the availability of basic care, to improve infrastructure in rural districts, to improve the training of health professionals in the country, and to improve basic support systems especially HMIS.


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