Pakistan: Women's Health

Sovereign Project | 27037-013 Status: Approved

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Title Date
Women's Health Project Nov 2007

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Project Name Women's Health
Project Number 27037-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Project aims to improve the health of rural women, girls, and infants. Its specific objectives are to (i) expand basic women's health interventions in underserved populations; (ii) develop woman-friendly district health systems providing quality women's health care from community to first referral level; and (iii) strengthen the capacity of institutional and human resources to improve women's health in the long term.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The health status of women in Pakistan is poor compared with other countries in Asia. Some 30,000 women die each year due to complications of pregnancy, and ten times more women develop life-long, pregnancy-related disability. Four key issues need to be addressed to improve the health status of women and girls, namely (i) lack of awareness of women's health needs; (ii) neglect of women's health needs; (iii) lack of quality reproductive health care, and (iv) weak management and institutional support of maternal and child health and family planning.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, NWFP, and Balochistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 54 person-months of international consultants and 212 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. All consultants will be recruited according to the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement Civil works contracts costing more than $1 million will be by international competitive bidding (ICB). As most civil works contracts will be small in value, geographically scattered, and unlikely to attract the interest of international contractors, they will be arranged under one or more package per district, and awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding according to procedures acceptable to the Bank. Civil works contracts, each costing less than $50,000 may be awarded by force account procedures of the respective executing agency, and in the case of each similar civil works contract at the district level costing less than $5,000, the contract may be awarded by the district health management team (DHMT) according to Government procedures acceptable to the Bank. The medical officer in charge and a community representative of a health facility in the target districts will be authorized to spend up to PRs 15,000 per job for minor rehabilitation work. Equipment and materials costing more than $500,000 equivalent will be procured by ICB. Supply contracts at $500,000 equivalent or less will be procured through international shopping. Some contracts for equipment and supplies such as hostel beds, furniture, and other items that are manufactured locally and unlikely to attract foreign suppliers will be procured through local competitive bidding in accordance with Government procedures acceptable to the Bank. Packages of less than $50,000 may be procured on a direct purchase basis. Equipment and materials required at district level and costing less than $5,000 per item may be procured by the DHMT according to Government procedures acceptable to the Bank.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
* Ms. Shaheen Masud
Feroz Center, Blue Area, Islamabad
Department of Health, Balochistan
Sariab Link Road (Near QDA Office)
Balochistan, Pakistan
Department of Health Services at Hyderabad
Health Care Development Project
Shahbaz Building
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Department of Health, NWFP
House No. 154, New Shami Road
Peshawar, Pakistan
Directorate of Health, Lahore
Executive Director, Special Projects
Block 7-B, LDA Flats, Allam Iqbal Town
Lahore, Pakistan


Concept Clearance 30 Apr 1997
Fact Finding 19 Nov 1997 to 10 Dec 1997
MRM 26 May 1998
Approval 16 Mar 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2007
Title Document Type Document Date
Women's Health Project Project/Program Completion Reports Nov 2007

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Women's Health Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Aug 2008

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