eC2: Technical assistance to Sierra Leone on infectious disease outbreak investigation and rapid response

Deadline: 30-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective:  The assignment is to provide TA to improve the capacity in Sierra Leone for rapid response to infectious disease outbreaks at district and national levels by developing, equip and training district and national rapid response teams, specifically to:

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eC2: Study of Health Financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Deadline: 19-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective:  A la demande du Ministère de la Santé Publique et en coordination avec le Ministère des Finances, une étude sur le financement de la santé en RDC sera menée pour appuyer la mise en œuvre de la stratégie de financement. Cette étude vise à présenter les principaux défis et opportunités de la RDC en matière de mobilisation des ressources, de mise en commun et dachat de services pour la santé, dans une perspective de maximisation de lefficience et dune plus grande équité dans le financement, afin datteindre la couverture de santé universelle. Les résultats de cette étude devront apporter des éléments permettant dappuyer la prise de décision pour la réforme du système de financement de la santé, compte tenu des défis et opportunités identifiés et des perspectives à court et moyen termes.
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eC2: India, Uttar Pradesh Health Sector Study

Deadline:  07-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective:  The purpose of the study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Health System and identify key gaps and challenges in provisioning, financing and consumption of health services in the state. The report is also expected to provide clear description of the state of the health system in UP, identify challenges faced by the public and private providers and recommend potential areas of private sector participation

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eC2: Efficiency of county health systems in Kenya

maternal-and-child-healthcare-shofco-dec18-4489Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct an in-depth analysis of county health systems to better understand the causes of (in) efficiencies in four selected case study counties and identify potential mechanisms to improve performance. The study is expected to take place between March to August 2018.

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eC2: Techemerge Health Brazil – consultancy services to support the promotion and implementation of the project.

untitledDeadline: 19-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is seeking a consulting firm to provide support in promoting the open call for applications and in supporting the implementation of field testing/demonstration projects. Specific responsibilities under this assignment include: 1) Promoting the TechEmerge Brazil Health program, including the Open Call for applications. 2) Managing and overseeing the implementation of the selected pilot projects to receive support and grant funding under the TechEmerge Brazil Health program. Includes collecting the required documentation for pilot project approval/kick-off, working with Innovators to receive monthly reporting, holding monthly progress update calls with Innovators and Providers, and conducting at least one onsite visit per pilot project. 3) Administering, monitoring and reporting on grant funding made to Brazilian healthcare providers, in line with approved allocations, to support the implementation of pilot projects.

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eC2: Process evaluation of Early Child Development accompanying measures to the Safety Nets Program in Niger

Deadline: 02-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)maternal-and-child-healthcare-shofco-dec18-4489

Objective: The Government of Niger, with support from the World Bank, is currently implementing a Safety Nets Program that provides cash transfers and promotes behavioral change measures conducive to early child development and nutrition.
A process evaluation will assess the fidelity including quality of implementation of the behavioral change component in the second phase of the program. The evaluation will also seek a better understanding of linkages with health, education and civil registration services that work on early child development and how these can be strengthened. The mixed methods approach of the evaluation will entail observations of program activities, as well as focus group discussions and interviews with program actors and beneficiaries. The process evaluation is tentatively planned to be implemented in January/February 2018, with preparatory activities started in 2017.

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eC2: Multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge sharing on access solutions for innovative medicines

Deadline: 31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)


The initial scope and purpose of the multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge sharing medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]on access solutions for innovative medicines (henceforth, the Platform) will be to develop and share knowledge and tools for smarter decision making on access strategies for patented medicines for NCDs, through a collaborative approach. The Platform will leverage the pharmaceutical industry’s capacity for developing innovative access solutions and the World Banks role as a strategic long term partner for developing countries and its convening power, to create a reference policy and implementation framework and decision-making tools for maximizing reach of new treatments for populations that typically would not have access to patented medicines, ultimately driving uptake of voluntary access strategies in developing countries.

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Connecting Climate Change and Health for Better Development

Climate change is already having real, measurable impacts on human health, and those 1525609725_52c22eae3d_zimpacts are expected to grow. Low- and middle-income countries are seeing the worst effects as they are most vulnerable to climate shifts and least able to adapt given weak health systems and poor infrastructure. The good news is that the cumulative impacts of climate change on health have been extensively discussed for decades and understanding is growing.

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From Panic and Neglect to Investing in Health Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness at a National Level

The IWG was set up following a series of reports in the aftermath of the Ebola crisis, all world_bank_west_africa_pandemicof which recommended the need to strengthen and scale up investments in global health security as an urgent priority. The IWG seeks to propose ways in which national governments and development partners can effectively and sustainably finance investments to strengthen country and regional preparedness capacities for health emergencies.


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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