Turkey health sector development project approved

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has Hospitalapproved a financing of €120 million / $134 million to the Health System Strengthening and Support Project of Turkey.

The objective of the Health System Strengthening and Support Project for Turkey is to improve primary and secondary prevention of selected non-communicable diseases, increase the efficiency of public hospital management, and enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health for evidence-based policy making.

The project aims to implement three integrated components and activities:

  • Component 1: Public Health and Primary Care aims to (i) raise popular awareness of risk factors related to non-communicable diseases and promote healthy lifestyles; (ii) expand early detection and timely referral for effective treatment; and (iii) strengthen primary health care to consolidate the results achieved through the Health Transformation Program.
  • Component 2: Support to the Development of Management Models for Health Facilities would support: (i) the reform of health facility management through technical assistance and implementation support; and (ii) the Health Investments Program through capacity building of the General Directorate of Health Investments of the Ministry of Health and Public Hospitals Institution in contract and facility management.
  • Component 3: Improvement in the Effectiveness of Overall Health Sector Administration facilitates the first two components and builds on earlier World Bank support provided through the Adaptable Program Loans to support the overall stewardship/governance function of the Ministry of Health, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of health sector administration. This component also includes project management as an integral part.

The Project Appraisal Document can be found on the project website, which is where you will also find the General Procurement Notice.