Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project
National Department of Health
Aopi Building, Waigani Drive
P.O Box: 353 - Boroko NCD
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


Phone: + 675 325 1206
Fax: + 675 325 1216

About Project

The Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project (RPHSDP) is an eight (8) year, joint initiative of the Government of PNG, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). There is a total of US$81.2 million available as funds or contributions in kind to implement the Project between 2011 and 2019.


The RPHSDP has six major deliverables, referred to as 'Outputs', in the Project documentation. They are:

1. National Policies and Standards

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The Project will assist the National Department of Health to develop and implement policies, standards and strategies for development of the Community Health Post initiative and the human resource capacity required to successfully operate and maintain them Read more...

2. Sustainable Partnerships

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The Project will assist Provincial and District Governments to develop and formalise new partnerships with non-state providers of health services in their areas. Read more...

3. Human resource development in the health sector

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The Project will increase the skills of health service personnel working in rural communities by focusing on retraining of existing staff whilst GoPNG, in conjunction with development partners, focuses on undergraduate training of health professionals. Read more...

4. Community health facility upgrading

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The Project will provide, subject to the existence of health partnership agreements and assurances with respect to staffing levels and recurrent funding, two new Community Health Posts and refurbishment of up to eight Aid Posts or Health Sub Centres in each of the sixteen (16) target Districts and new or refurbished health staff housing in those communities. Read more...

5. Health Promotion in local communities

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The Project will support health promotion programs, increase women’s involvement in all aspects of health service delivery at the community level, support village health volunteers and engage local communities in planning for their health care needs. Read more...

6. Project monitoring, evaluation and management

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The Project will establish a Project Support Unit (PSU) to support project planning, reporting, coordination with development partners and monitoring and evaluation activities. Read more...