English: A baseline assessment was conducted in five provinces participating in the Partnership
for the Delivery of Primary Health Care Programme. It included district analysis;
government capacity to manage partnerships with non-profit organisations (NPOs);
NPO access, capacity and quality, and home-based care (HBC). Most districts had
contracts with NPOs, identified delivery gaps to be filled by NPOs and the need
to improve the management capacity of NPOs. Government capacity to manage
partnerships with NPOs seemed generally sub-optimal. Partnership between NPOs
was positive with weaknesses in rergard to funding and training.
The quality of NPO service was overall satisfactory. Home-based care reported the
need to improve patients’ hygiene and the prevention of infection.