IFC Launches Web Portal to Boost Off-Grid Access, Renewable Energy Production in Tanzania

IFC Press Release

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 11, 2016 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the launch of a web portal to speed the development of mini-grids in Tanzania, helping the country boost its energy production and increase access to electricity through renewable sources such as solar and hydro.  

The portal, found at
http://www.minigrids.go.tz/, provides licensing, financing, regulatory, and other information and support to small, renewable power producers in Tanzania who want to sell electricity to consumers, especially to the millions in the country not connected to the main grid.

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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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As Ebola Wanes, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and World Look to Curb Next Pandemic

May 17th By Melanie Mayhew, World Bank Group

Every day for 27 years, in the early morning blackness that only fishermen know, John* and his crew dislodged their boat from Sierra Leone’s shore and paddled north toward Guinea, returning at sunset with nets flopping with fish.

Today John stands in a few inches of water in the port of Aberdeen, Sierra Leone, gazing at the colorful boats skirting the horizon, wishing he could return to the sea. It’s been a year since he captained a boat, a year since he fished.

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eConsultant2: GFF: Innovative Finance for Health Landscape Analysis

Deadline:14-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Firm will be hired to do a landscape analysis of private investors, both global and local,Hospital who are already active in the health and/or RMNCAH space in developing countries, and identify possible opportunities to leverage GFF and partner resources and financing instruments to encourage more pro-poor, bottom of the pyramid investments to maximize health impact. Private sector for the purposes of this analysis will include investments into both for-profit and not-for profits (including NGOs).

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Invitation to Healthcare Business International conference

Location: London

Dates: April 25-27, 2016

IFC is a sponsor of Healthcare Business International 2016, a big private healthcare conference taking place in London this year on April 25-27, and I thought I’d share with you some information about why you should join us at the conference.

Now in its sixth year, the event brings together the CEOs of private health and care operators from Europe and Emerging Markets, as well as many investors.  In 2016, the organisers expect 400 plus delegates, making this one of the biggest events focused on health care services worldwide.

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Dutch Health delivers four boats to Bangladesh

On December 2, 2015 the Minister of Disaster Management and Relief, Hon. Mofazzal DutchHealth Boats BangladeshHossain Chowdhury (Maya) Bir Bikram, MP, handed over four Search and Rescue Boats, built by Dutch Health BV, to the National Coast Guard of Bangladesh. This project was financed by the World Bank.

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eConsultant2: Study on private pharmaceutical distribution in emerging markets

Deadline: 13-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Hospital

The objective of this study is for IFC to better understand the global and country level structure of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain market to define interventions by IFC that might help lead to enhanced access, affordability and quality of pharmaceuticals in emerging markets.

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eConsultant2:Project Coordinator for the Reducing Health Risk Factors in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project


Deadline:  30-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall goal of the project is to reduce health risk factors for non-communicable medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, that account for two thirds of deaths worldwide. The leading causes of ill-health and disability in the country reported as having one of the highest rates of smoking prevalence in the world are found to be tobacco and alcohol abuse, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. The goal of this project is therefore reduction of these risk factors by promoting tobacco and alcohol control, improving diet and physical activity.

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eConsultant2: Develop a Sustainable Financing Model for the Medicines Regulatory Agencies

Deadline:  23-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

As part of the EAC medicines regulatory harmonization (MRH) work the AMRH (African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization) partners World Bank, WHO, NEPAD, US FDA, donor agencies Gates Foundation, DfID and US Government as well as the EAC MRH Steering Committee are interested in developing a model for improving theHospital financial standing of regulatory agencies and enable them to cope with the increased demand from their governments, citizens and private sector stakeholders. A group of executive MBA students from Cambridge University developed a concept already that can serve as a starting point. There is an opportunity now to elevate the topic to the EAC policy organs and try to get political approval for a joint approach across all EAC countries, which would make it easier for individual agencies to get changes accepted by their national executive and legislative bodies.

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