PPHI Policy Objectives are:-
1) To revitalize the BHUs by effective management and facilitate provision of Primary Healthcare Services (PHC) by making available the doctor and free medicine.
2) To guide and facilitate efficient and comprehensive delivery of Health Services assigned to FLHFs (BHUs, Dispensaries, MCHC etc) in pursuance of agreement with a Government including a District Government.
3) To create awareness and ownership of FLHFs amongst the community and to strengthen bond between Provider and Community so that to have better access and appeal of promotive and preventive Healthcare Programs.
4) To guide and facilitate gradual movement towards integration of all PHC services in the rural areas at and through the BHU and to achieve all the national objectives as agreed under Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Why to have Umbrella of Rural Support Programme?
In an increasing number of developing countries, governments or development partners have contracted with NGOs to either manage or provide publicly-financed PHC services. TPPTA recent review of the global experience found ten evaluated examples of partnering with NGOs to improve PHC. All ten examples were found to be successful and the most rigorously evaluated ones tended to show the largest impact. The four cases with controlled, before and after evaluations demonstrated large impact with the median double difference of performance indicators ranging from 2 to 26 percentage points. Six of the ten studies compared NGO performance to government provision of the same services and all six found that the NGOs achieved better results, often at lower cost. These results were found in a variety of services and settings with improvements being achieved rapidly. While the results have been roughly Consistent, each contracting experience has used different approaches and the nature of the contracts has varied considerably. In this case, it is unique experience in the sense that the Rural Support Programme has been used as an umberella to allow flexibility in the exercise of powers whereas the best and well reputed officers from the government have been hired to lead the Programme both at the provincial and district level.