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.

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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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