3.9.1. Goals of HSDPThe ultimate goal of HSDP-III is to improve the health status of the Ethiopian peoples through provision of adequate and optimum quality of promotive, preventive, basic curative and rehabilitative health services to all segments of the population. The following are the general goals of HSDP-III that contribute to the achievement of the ultimate goal: 1. to improve maternal health; 2. to reduce child mortality; 3. to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other diseases.
Promotion of preventive and promotive health services through the Health Service Extension Programme.Adapt and implement the pastoralist, urban and school HSEP; and mainstream HSEP into the existing structure.Facilitation of the proper implementation of the National Reproductive Health and the National Strategy for Child Survival.Promotion of the implementation of the Essential Health Service Package and the Referral System.Facilitation of the proper implementation of the MPS (through development of national strategy, implementation plan and GL), IMCI programmes and micro planning using the Reach Every District (RED).Introduce new vaccines against Hepatitis B and Haemophilus Influenzae.Building the capacity for effective programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation.Enhance partnership with NGOs/CBOs/Private sectors and international organizations to scale up interventions.Support efforts towards empowerment of women and promote maternal mental health.
Table 3-4 Strategic Action Plan (pg.89-90)