Project Summary(Objective & activities)
ACIPH is an independent center of excellence for public health research and training. Established in 2006, ACIPH is an accredited higher learning institute and provides technical services and training in major health issues in Africa. The Institute has highly qualified core technical experts and a number of associate consultants in the various fields of health and social sciences. The Institute has over 80 full time technical and administrative staff, and over 200 trained field research workers. The data management unit is also staffed with well trained and experienced professionals. ACIPH supports the attainment of healthier lives for Africans by establishing and maintaining centers of excellence for health training and strategic health information to enhance the quality of health services and promote evidence based public health practices. In addition to providing short term training, assisting with generating strategic information through research, monitoring and evaluation, and establishing routine database systems, ACIPH provides consultancy services in the area of public health training, research and services to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and to other health organizations.
ACIPH jointly with Jhpiego lead the ARC Project. ACIPH is responsible for the research component of the ARC project and Jhpiego is responsible for the implementation of interventions. The aim of the current ARC Project G-ANC study is to determine the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of a G-ANC model introduced at the health post level compared to usual ANC among women who report intention to receive ANC at the HP level on continuation in ANC and facility-based delivery