2008. 22 p.
United States Agency for International Development, USAID
The Primary Healthcare Reform Project is a five-year program funded by USAID. The project is designed to strengthen the Ministry of Health's capacity to introduce key reforms, which will increase access to high-quality primary health care services. Main activities of the project include renovating and equipping health facilities; training primary health care (PHC) providers; introducing open enrollment, a system whereby patients choose their PHC provider; supporting quality improvement; rationalizing healthcare financing; and providing public health education. The project utilizes a regional scale-up approach, which allows for zonal expansion of reforms throughout the country over the life of the project. Aragatsotn, Armavir, and Ararat marzes were targets for the third year of implementation. The current assessment establishes baseline levels of clients' health-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in selected communities targeted by the project's Public Education component in this zone. The specific focis of the KAP survey are child health, reproductive health (RH), tuberculosis, diabetes, hypertension, healthy nutrition, urinary tract infections (UTI), healthy bones, and healthy lifestyle. This baseline assessment utilized stratified random sampling design and a self-administered questionnaires. The key findings of theá survey are the following: - Respondents from target and comparison communities are comparable at baseline; - Respondents desire health information mainly on prevention and on management of chronic conditions; Information on chronic disease management is needed; - Men and the less educated and need targeted educational interventions.
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