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Optimizing vaccine delivery by teaching healthcare workers digital skills
This blog is part of a series on digital safeguards and enablers for COVID-19 vaccine delivery.
Countries around the world are developing and executing national plans for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, balancing short-term goals — accelerated mass vaccination to reach herd immunity — with efforts to strengthen long-term health systems. Many, if not all, will be using digital technologies to face the scale and complexity of accelerated mass vaccination administration. Their intended users will need to be equipped with the right digital skills if these digital tools and platforms are to be successful. Likewise, the public health ecosystem needs to acquire the capabilities to develop, operate, maintain, and sustain the underlying databases, services, systems, and infrastructure necessary for the tools to work correctly.
Young people’s resilience is the boost we need right now
During this pandemic, the remarkable creativity and innovation of youth-led initiatives in sectors like health, jobs, and food security prove that young people are critical in driving forward ideas and actions on global issues. We launched an online campaign to provide a platform for youth to share their stories on hope and resilience. This is what they had to say.
eC2: Recruitment of consulting firm to develop business case for improving primary healthcare services and expanding the role of the private sector in delivering health services in Edo State.
Deadline: 09-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed Primary Care Transformation Project in Edo State (the Project) aims to (i) identify the constraints and gaps for the effective delivery of PHC services in Edo State, (ii) outline the project development and funding requirements to address these constraints, (iii) explore potential partnerships with innovative private sector players to overcome these constraints, and (iv) create an implementable and bankable private sector solution for the Edo State. IFC will be considering supporting such solution through (i) further advisory on the design on the specific PPP model; (ii) financing the mechanism through direct lending to Edo State and/or the private company.
The Project will provide a detailed assessment of the current state of the health sector delivery with a specific focus on PHC, create means for pub/pvt dialogues to disseminate and discuss the findings, exploring private or PPP projects to increase availability, affordability and quality of PHC servies.
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eC2: Technical Assistance towards strengthening supply chain management of health products and technologies in Kenya
Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The RMNCAH TA MDTF is a multi-year trust fund intended to enhance effectiveness in achieving sustainable RMNCAH results by strengthening the health systems and support progress towards universal health coverage (UHC).
The MDTF is Bank-executed and provides effective and timely TA to develop capacity for efficient implementation of RMNCAH initiatives focusing on improving utilization and quality of essential RMNCAH services. This firm consultancy therefore aims to support selected counties to build/strengthen HPT supply chain systems into efficient, effective, responsive and sustainable systems with emphasis on the 13 lifesaving RMNCAH commodities according to the UN Commission for life saving Commodities through provision of technical assistance.
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.)
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.
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 New 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.
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 management 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.
eC2: Efficiency of county health systems in Kenya
Deadline: 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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