Play Video

About IPHC-E
Resource Center

IPHC-E Resource Center is a unique source of information on primary health care, community health, public health and related fields.  The Resource Center is available to the Institute’s trainees, trainers, health program designers, health implementers, policy makers, students and anyone else working in, or interested in, these areas.  


The objective of IPHC-E Resource Center is to systematically collect, archive and disseminate useful information on recent advances in primary health care. By doing so, the RC contributes to:

  1. serving as a knowledge hub for information about primary health care
  2. increasing the knowledge base of users
  3. facilitating information exchange, and
  4. building the capacity of partner institutions through information.


Resources available in the Resource Center are mainly electronic materials and will serve the needs of users.

There are e-books, e-book chapters and some books in the area of primary health care, public health and related disciplines. Some of the information is accessible only onsite. The main subject categories in primary health care fall under: primary health care; community health care; diseases/disease control; communicable diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health & psycho-social services; injuries; neglected tropical diseases (NTD); nutrition; women’s health; child health; mother, newborn and child health (MNCH); men’s health; adolescent health; elder health; refugee & immigrant health; disaster management & emergency services; reproductive & sexual health; traditional health care & alternative therapies; disability & rehabilitation; medical services; health information technology & information management; health planning & management; environmental health; occupational health & safety; health workforce & training; health communication/information; health promotion & education; health services; urban health and rural health. Under community development category, the topics covered are: energy; water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH); gender and development; and food production & agriculture. The IIfPHC-E Resource Center’s Institutional Repository has a collection of government strategy and policy documents, training manuals, reports and workshop proceedings of IIfPHC-E and other community organizations; mainly Ethiopian Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute.
Ethiopian, African and international online e-journals are available in the RC. More than one thousand journals were collected and categorized by subjects for ease of use. Furthermore, the RC acquires some journals on Ethiopia.
Main health databases in primary health care thematic areas and in the field of public health and related disciplines are organized by the RC. You will find general reference and specialized online databases to help you make your search and publication.
Health organizations, network groups, campaigns, programs and other entities working on health and PHC thematic areas at national, regional and global levels are included with external links to their websites and resources. Kindly visit the main sites of the author organizations for more complete and updated information.

Some multimedia resources on the health extension program of Ethiopia and primary health care services of other low and middle income countries available in this specialized webpage. There are also multimedia from international sources with focus on primary health care, community health, health system, health service delivery, and more.