Access to Primary Health Care Project (ASSP)

Using a health systems strengthening approach, the Projet d’Accès aux Soins de Santé Primaire, or the Access to Primary Health Care Project (ASSP), collaborates with the MOH at all levels of service delivery, including the national and provincial levels and with focused support to health zone, health facility and community levels. IMA and its partners ensure that more than 75% of the project resources are concentrated within the health zones for service delivery, empowerment, accountability and capacity building of local community service organizations, partners and MOH representatives.


ASSP supports DRC’s National Health Development Plan by working to improve access to and coverage of primary health care services for 8 million people living within 52 health zones in five of the country’s 11 provinces, including Kasaï Occidental, Maniema, Equateur, Oriental, and South Kivu. ASSP aims to strengthen priority interventions such as the treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea, nutrition, obstetric and neonatal care, family planning, immunization, and water, hygiene and sanitation interventions that are delivered through the health system. These intervention packages are aimed at improving the health of the mother, newborn and child, thus allowing the DRC to achieve significant progress towards reaching Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6.


  • Democratic Republic of the Congo>Kasai-Occidental
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo>Maniema
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo>Equateur
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo>Orientale
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo>Sud-Kivu


  • Health

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