The Access to Primary Health Care program, known locally as ASSP, uses a health systems strengthening approach. ASSP collaborates with the Ministry of Health, or MOH, at the national and provincial levels, giving focused support to health zones, health facilities, and community levels. In addition, IMA and its partners ensure that more than 75% of the project resources are concentrated within the health zones. In other words, the majority of funds pay for programs that provide for service delivery, empowerment, accountability and capacity building of local community service organizations, partners and MOH representatives.
PEP kits distributed within 72 hours of rape
Births attended at a health facility
Pregnant women treated with IPTp
WASH infrastructure projects completed
ASSP is structured around the six WHO pillars of health systems strengthening, specifically: enhanced health service delivery and quality, improved and sustained human resources, enhanced and appropriate use of medicines and technologies, increased affordability of health services, appropriate and enhanced use of health services and, lastly, increased leadership and governance.
Infrastructure & Construction
Community Health Endowments
Leadership & Governance
Gender & SGBV
Behavior Change Communications
improving health for 9.7 million people in the DRC.
Since 2014, ASSP has supported an estimated 9.7 million people across Kasai, Kasai Central, Nord Ubangi, Maniema and Tshopo provinces, providing life-saving services to more than 10 percent of the total population of the DRC.
Our PartnersASSP is implemented by a consortium of organizations that work together at all levels of the health system to implement nutrition, obstetric and neonatal care, family planning, immunization as well as water, hygiene and sanitation interventions. Read More
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26 million patients have visited our health centers and community care sites for curative consultations.
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