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:Agriculture sector and crop value chains mapping and finance gap assessment in Sierra Leone and Senegal

pexels-photo-264537.jpegDeadline:  21-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The IFCs FIG aims to reduce the agribusiness finance gap in emerging markets and achieve large-scale food-supply impact in Sierra Leone and Senegal, by providing financial institutions (FIs) with Investment and Advisory Services. FIG would like to hire a consulting firm to carry out a mapping exercise of the agricultural sector and some pre-selected crop value chains, aligned to the agricultural development policy and/ or strategy of the country. This will include a detailed analysis of the value chain actors and facilitators, the role and impact of FIs (banks, micro-finance institutions, savings and credit co-operatives) and an assessment of the existing and potential financial services delivery channels, especially agency banking and DFS, with respect to rural smallholder farmers.
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eC2: Exploring options for a back-up supply system for essential medicines in Sierra Leone

Deadline: 21-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

It is for the development of a tentative business plan for a back-up medicines supply system for public health facilities in the Kailahun and Koinadugu districts.
The consultant is expected to conduct interviews with stakeholders (including those in the two districts) and review existing documentation from various sources, with the goal of: 1, dentifying the list of medicines that is offered through the back-up system
2, Identifying the manufacturers of these medicines that are already licensed in Sierra Leone and verifying the quality standards
3, Identifying potential service providers for the back up system
4, Quantifying the potential demand based on the best possible assumptions of consumption/need and availability in the public supply chain
5, Comparing pros and cons of different pricing/compensation models for a contract with private importers
6, Addressing issues of financing for buffer stock
7, Finding solutions to ensure timely payment.

Based on the findings, a business plan is expected.
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eC2: PUBLIC HEALTH CAPACITY BUILDING IN AFRICA – CCDC

Deadline: 13-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The Government of China intends to further strengthen its support to Sierra Leone in the near future in order to uplift the Countrys public health system, as exemplified by establishing a Western African Center for Tropical Disease Research in the Country. The disease surveillance system assessment and capacity building is one of the key activities, which will make a brand-new start.

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eConsultant2: Commercial Plantation Forestry Industry Investment Plan

Deadline: 10-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of each study is to provide recommendations for financially feasible options Forestryfor commercial plantation forestry industry cluster development. This would be for the optimal utilization of existing and potential plantation forestry wood resources in terms of wood product market requirements both domestic and export. Industry cluster development options should consider all possible impacting factors including available suitable wood and land resources, possible outgrowers, markets, infrastructure and workforce, communities, existing businesses, and possible SOE privatization/inclusions.

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Ebola Hampering Household Economies across Liberia and Sierra Leone

Press release published on the World Bank website.

Latest surveys point to declines in employment, food insecurity, and long-term welfare concerns

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2014—The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone are far-reaching and persistent, according to two new World Bank Group reports. Both countries continue to experience job losses, despite their differing health outlooks. These impacts have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns. As a result, many households have been forced to take short-term actions to cope, which can have substantial long-term effects on welfare.

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