eC2: Occupational Health Economist – Improvement of Health and Safety in Construction and other High-Risk Sectors

Deadline: 26-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The objective of this analytical work is to assess the positive and negative impacts of increasing OHS standards. Tasks are expected to include:
1. Economic analysis of the direct and indirect costs associated with accidents in the workplace and occupational diseases. The costs associate4d with workplace accidents and illness must be balanced against the expenses associated with improving OHS standards. The analysis would provide two outputs: an estimate of the cost to Ethiopia of the current level of fatal and serious injury accidents, and an indication of optimal levels of OHS expenditure.
2. Assessment of the consequences of a do-nothing scenario in which no additional actions are taken to strengthen OHS.
3. Estimation of the costs and benefits of alternative institutional structures to administer OHS.
4. Consultation with private investors to determine the potential impacts of enforcing compliance with recognized international OHS standards.

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World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents

– Ten new investors—Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, World Bank buildingGermany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor—have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents.

– US$1 billion pledged to the GFF Trust Fund in Oslo today is expected to link to an additional US$7.5 billion in IDA/IBRD resources for women, children and adolescents’ health and nutrition.

– Burkina Faso reaffirmed its commitment to allocating at least 15% of its annual budget to improve health; Côte d’Ivoire committed to increasing its health budget 15% annually; and Nigeria recommitted to investing US$150 million per year from its budget to sustainably finance health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents.

– US$1 billion will help the GFF partnership on the pathway toward expanding to as many as 50 countries with the greatest needs, to transform how health and nutrition are financed. Alongside other global health initiatives, this can contribute to saving and improving millions of lives by 2030.

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eC2: Ethiopia: Improvement of Health and Safety in Construction and other High-Risk Sectors

Deadline: 22-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The objective of this analytical work is to assist government to identify processes and procedures to effectively regulate health and safety on construction sites and in other selected high risk sectors. Tasks are expected to include the review of the institutional roles and responsibilities and assess the impacts of the current OHS situation. The results of the assessment will be used to prepare by a coordinated programme of actions on: i) institutional roles and responsibilities; ii) data collection and reporting, and iii) building capacity of the public and private sectors. The consultant will be required to support the implementation of priority tasks.

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eC2: INDONESIA Health Security Financing Assessment

Deadline: 08-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Indonesia has made substantial progress on implementing the International Health Regulation (IHR) 2005 and just conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) which identified priority gaps to improve its IHR core capacities. Recognizing the need for sustainable financing for health security, Indonesia is committing to taking part on a health security financing assessment. The World Bank is providing technical assistance to the Government of Indonesia to implement the health financing security assessment tool (HSFAT) that has been developed for countries conduct the assessment. The assignment is focusing on the following (i) quantitative analysis of the Financing for Health Security Components, especially at the sub national level (Province and District level); (ii) qualitative information on planning and budgeting processes, organization arrangement, and (iii) case study on recent outbreak in Indonesia. Data collection will be done in selected provinces (probably 2) and one district from each selected province.
For this assignment, the firm will be working in close coordination with the World Bank team currently working on the Central level health security financing.
The firm will work with the Technical Task Force (TTF) to involve other relevant agencies in both the public, private sectors and community based organization that need to be included in the assessment.

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What lessons for social protection from universal health coverage?

It’s not so long since the days when speaking of ‘universal health coverage’ used to medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]provoke shockwaves. Happily, the principle that “… everyone having access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship” is now widely recognized and documented. And although few countries have achieved this goal in practice, it is clearly within reach, including in low-income countries like Rwanda.

Social protection seems to be on a similar trajectory, with universality now enshrined in commitments and declarations. Yet the provision of universal social protection (USP) is hotly contested — take the debates around Universal Basic Income and Employment Guarantee Programs.

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eC2: Child Health Nutrition in four provinces of Lao PDR between August and mid-January 2019

Deadline: 30-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)power-nutrition

Assignment Description: 

Firm/Consortium to conduct a formative research on WASH in 4 provinces of Lao PDR Xiengkhouang, Houaphan, Phongsaly and Oudomxay. Eligible firms kindly submit their required documents through provided link no later than August 31, 2018.

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eC2: PNG Hospital PPP – Legal Consultant

Deadline: 21-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of the Papua New Guinea has requested IFC to assist the Papua New780-439-amrcapture Guinea Treasury and the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority, to assess the potential to develop, finance, upgrade, operate and maintain the Mt Hagen Hospital under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction (The Project).

The objective of the PPP is to enhance the infrastructure and operations and maintenance at Mt Hagen Hospital, to improve the delivery of health care services at the Hospital. The Project will focus on addressing the infrastructure requirements stemming from underinvestment and lack of adequate maintenance programs, and the potential to include non-clinical and some selected clinical services in the scope of the Project.

IFC is seeking the services of a qualified legal consultant to support its transaction advisory team on developing and implementing the tender for this project.

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eC2: Analysis of and support to health service delivery at sub-national levels

Deadline: 26-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Analysis of planning, budgeting and executing for basic health services (including maternal-and-child-healthcare-shofco-dec18-4489management of demand side care services such as maternity incentive scheme and procurement of medicines/equipment). The analysis will be based on prepared information collection instruments, data forms, records of interviews with stakeholders and direct observation. The methodology will be a mix of quantitative and qualitative methodology.
Regular (quarterly) visits to a panel of selected municipalities over a period of about 1 year for one entire cycle from implementing 2018/2019 budget to planning/approval of 2019/2020 budget. The municipalities would be selected to represent the different provinces and different ecological zones (lowlands, hills, and mountainous). The participation of the municipalities would be voluntary. Municipalities with active support from other development partners in health sector planning and budgeting would not be appropriate.
As an input to the 2019/2020 budget cycle, advisory support to the relevant authorities in the panel of municipalities in terms of the planning and budget of basic health services based on lessons learned over the year. Recommendations to the federal authorities in terms of service disruptions that could be alleviated by federal-level action.

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Keeping the promise of inclusive Universal Health Coverage: new data can improve health services for LGBTI people

600-holding-hands-talashow-shutterstock_002.jpgWhen the door closed behind her, Maria’s world seemed to collapse. The mother of a girl and two boys had just learned that her eldest son, the teenager who became the pillar of the family after their father died, was not only in a deep depression and increasingly using alcohol but he was gay. She had noticed him becoming moodier and even heard he received a warning at his job for not showing up, something totally unlike him at all. She felt helpless but knew his depression had to stay hidden from the rest of the family and the neighbors as mental health problems brought with them social stigma. But she was most afraid someone would find out he was gay, causing the family to be ostracized and endangering the future of the other children.

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eC2: NATIONAL HEALTH FACILITY SURVEY (NHFS) IN NIGERIA

Deadline: 20-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The consultant will conduct facility surveys at primary health facilities and referral secondary hospitals using the methodology approved by the World Bank in the selected sample facilities. These surveys will be in approximately 3,300 randomly selected facilities in total, with a minimum of 90 facilities in each of the 36 states and the FCT. The survey instrument comprises 5 modules. The survey firm will work with World Bank Consultants and FMOH staff to review the survey instruments, training materials and field manual; program electronic devices for data collection; deploy trained enumerators and supervisors for field work using CAPI; provide supervision and oversight over data entry and ensure compliance with quality standards; produce full clean database of the survey information; and full report and presentation summarizing the results using an agreed outline.

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