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Principal Investigators: Dr Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi (PI) and Dr Tendongfor Nicolas (Co-PI)


There is sparse evidence to guide the selection and design of primary health care (PHC) services that improve and maintain quality care in humanitarian settings. The Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, and Northeast Nigeria have protracted humanitarian crises. Various models of PHC are used in these settings; ensuring quality of PHC models of care is essential to improve health outcomes. We aim to explore how PHC models are selected by humanitarian organizations and through stakeholder engagement design a toolkit for evaluation of quality in PHC delivery across different models.

Lundi-Anne Omam

University of Cambridge

Increasingly, there is pressure for humanitarian organisations to deliver evidence-based models of health care using limited resources. Thus creating the need to conduct studies to generate evidence needed to inform humanitarian health programming efforts. This research will explore how primary health care delivery models are selected/designed by humanitarian organizations, and design a framework to guide the selection of primary health care delivery models in conflict settings.

Expected Outcomes

The formative research is exploratory in nature and will generate learning on the range of PHC services offered using different models of care, key drivers behind the selection of models of care and quality interventions applicable to models of care in conflict settings of Cameroon and Nigeria.

Research findings will be shared to stakeholders in an advocacy workshop. This workshop will collaboratively develop a framework to guide humanitarian organizations in the selection of PHC models. It will also inform design of an “oversight toolkit” for selecting models of care and monitoring a pragmatic set of quality interventions (QI).

Mobile clinic, South West Cameroon

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