Funded by: US Agency for International Development
Project Duration: 1981–1991
Countries: Global, Bangladesh, Philippines, Benin, Ecuador, Tanzania, Jamaica, Honduras, Malawi, Bolivia, Cote d'lvoire, Peru, Chile, Mali, Mexico, India, Nigeria, Swaziland, Mozambique, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Haiti, Senegal, Somalia, Liberia, Korea, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Grenada, Uruguay, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Primary Health Care Operations Research Project (PRICOR) I and II undertook multi-country research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services. URC pioneered the development of a practical, systematic approach to operations research on critical issues facing primary health care services in developing countries. The project investigated, in partnership with health care providers and their managers in developing countries, the use of community health workers, community mobilization, community financing of primary health services, and community-based commodity distribution. Upon PRICOR’s closure, this work continued with the Quality Assurance Project.