TRANSFORM/Primary Health Care Unit (PHCU) is a USAID funded project to improve healthcare outcomes to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in Ethiopia, which in turn supports Government of Ethiopia’s efforts within the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP). TRANSFORM/PHCU will operate in the four most populous regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region). This will be accomplished in part by: mitigating the drivers of child and maternal mortality in these regions through the facilitation and implementation of quality health service delivery; improved management and performance of health systems; and implementation of innovative and evidence-based social behavioral change and communication interventions. TRANSFORM/PHCU will strengthen the capacity of the health system to effectively use management tools and implement best practices at all levels of the health system and health care delivery with a major focus at the primary care level that includes primary hospitals and PHCUs.
The regional technical coordinator leads the regional TRANSFORM technical team and acts as the regional technical representative. The main responsibility of the coordinator is to provide high level technical support to all aspect of the project in the region, build sustainable technical capacity at regional, zonal and Woreda level to ensure successful implementation in each of the relevant technical areas. S/he works in a close collaboration with other USAID funded projects and other partners to harmonize activities.