Primary Health Care

In partnership with Ariadne Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a primary health care (PHC) survey module was developed to assess PHC facility performance and patient experiences. The facility survey focused on organization, management, care coordination and community engagement, areas that have been under-measured in previous global surveys. The female household survey looked at patient experience such as responsiveness of care and financial accessibility. The responses from both of these surveys were linked to create a more comprehensive picture of primary health care. Two rounds of the survey were carried out in Ghana and one round in Uganda. The survey in Ghana is the first nationally representative survey on patient experience in PHC in West Africa.

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Survey Results Summaries

PMA uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. Surveys are completed by resident enumerators, uploaded to a central server via a mobile data network, cleaned and analyzed. Results are disseminated shortly after.

Country Survey Results Brief Indicators Report
Uganda PMA PHC Uganda Dissemination Brief English

Research in Primary Health Care


PMA has a variety of publications including briefs, reports and overview documents  that may be used to inform health policy and programming decisions. Listed below are publications authored by PMA faculty, students, staff, and partners that draw upon PMA data. 

For a full list of publications that use PMA data, please visit our Google Scholars page.

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