In Senegal, a New Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting

Ndeye Ngom is a first-time mother in Senegal’s Fatick region, 150 kilometers southeast of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. And like any parent, upon hearing the news that her daughter, 9-month-old Khady Faye, was underweight, Ndeye grew immediately worried. “I panicked when they told me the baby is malnourished,” Ndeye remembers. “This is not a disease we know.”

Ndeye’s concern for her daughter was not unfounded. Childhood stunting, an overarching measure of long-term malnutrition, has life-long consequences: It can reduce cognitive abilities, limit school attainment, decrease adult wages, and make children less likely to escape poverty as adults.

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eC2: Support to Reforms and Governance in the Health Sector in Ukraine Consulting services: Independent Anticorruption Capacity Development and Monitoring for the SPIH project

Deadline: 12-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Independent Anticorruption Capacity Development and Monitoring for the SPIH project

The preference will be given to local NGOs or consortiums of NGOs and non-for-profit organizations, but participation from other types of organizations is not limited.

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Meeting Indonesia’s Urban Sanitation Needs

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  • Indonesia’s rapid urbanization brings challenges to meeting sanitation needs of the urban population.
  • Access to improved sanitation facilities, with human excreta hygienically separated from human contact, has increased but 95% of fecal sludge is not treated and contaminates the environment.
  • Indonesia is taking a new approach to meet its target of universal sanitation access by 2019.

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eC2:Endline data collection for estimating the efficiency gains made through the integration of HIV and Reproductive Services in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 20-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The impact evaluation aims to answer the evaluation question: Does integrating HIV and SRH services reduce costs of service provision without compromising quality of patient care? The evaluation focuses on integration of HIV and SRH services at the primary health care level, district/mission, provincial and central hospital level within three different packages of service provision: integrating HIV services into 1) family planning and 2) antenatal care clinics, and 3) integrating SRH services into ART clinics.

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eC2:PNG Health PPP Diagnostic Study

Deadline:  28-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working with the PNG Departments of PPPsTreasury and Health to explore whether there is greater scope for the private sector to play a role in improving the delivery of health services in PNG. IFC has identified a number of focal areas where further diagnostic work will be undertaken to allow assessment of the potential for the private sector to support service delivery through Public Private Partnership (PPP) modalities. IFC is engaging the services of a consulting firm (Consultant) to undertake a diagnostic study to assist in this work

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News: World Bank Increases Support for Health Sector in Bangladesh

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016—The World Bank today approved $150 million in additional financing to help strengthen Bangladesh’s health systems and improve health services, particularly for the poor.

This additional financing to the Health Sector Development Program will continue support to implement the government’s Health Sector-wide Program. The support will help the government address health sector challenges including: sustaining and improving immunization coverage; improving deliveries for pregnant women at public health facilities; and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The financing will also help Bangladesh improve public financial management to get more value from its public spending on health. Further, the financing will support developing a robust health information system, including a web-based complaint -handling mechanism – the first in Bangladesh.

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eC2:Analysis of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Malawi

Deadline: 04-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The analysis is intended to provide critical information on how many health workers by medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]cadre are required to cope with the workload of a given health facility and catchment area, as well as to assess the workload pressure of the health workers in that facility. This data collection will not only occur in the facilities themselves but also in the catchment areas where the facilities are located. The WISN data collection in the catchment areas will seek to document the roles of community-based and volunteer workers delivering HIV prevention and treatment services and detail how that links to broader primary care delivery efforts in the respective regions.

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STC-Healthcare and Education

Deadline: 17-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The IFC Health & Education team is seeking to undertake detailed analysis of the space in Fragile and Conflicted States (concentration on DRC, Madagascar, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire plus 1-2 other countries) and build an investment thesis (which could include innovative blended finance mechanisms, expansion of existing IFC platforms into these countries etc.) for IFC in these countries.

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As Ebola Wanes, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and World Look to Curb Next Pandemic

May 17th By Melanie Mayhew, World Bank Group

Every day for 27 years, in the early morning blackness that only fishermen know, John* and his crew dislodged their boat from Sierra Leone’s shore and paddled north toward Guinea, returning at sunset with nets flopping with fish.

Today John stands in a few inches of water in the port of Aberdeen, Sierra Leone, gazing at the colorful boats skirting the horizon, wishing he could return to the sea. It’s been a year since he captained a boat, a year since he fished.

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eConsultant2: Identification of the poor for NHIS Registration and access to privatly provided services

Deadline: 27-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Under the Africa Health Markets for Equity project, the World Bank Health in Africa maternal-and-child-healthcare-shofco-dec18-4489initiative seeks to recruit Enumeration Agencies to support the identification and enrolment of the poor onto health insurance in the demonstration districts through use of a Proxy Means Test tool in the Volta Region – Ho-Adaklu-Anyigbe-Ziope Districts. The tool will run an algorithm that will provide an immediate categorization of the household as poor (eligible for free NHIA enrolment) or non-poor (ineligible). The data collected will also be used to build the GNHR database in the selected districts. Enumeration Agencies will recruit the necessary human resources for the collection of data.

See full tender here:  SUPPORT IDENTIFICATION OF THE POOR FOR NHIS REGISTRATION AND ACCESS TO PRIVATELY PROVIDED SERVICES

eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org

Tender notification: # 1219686

Assignment Countries:

  • GH – Ghana