Papua New Guinea: Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project

Sovereign Project | 41509-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Papua New Guinea improve health services in two districts in each of eight provinces - Eastern Highlands, East Sepik, Enga, Milne Bay, Western Highlands, West New Britain, Morobe, and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. It will formalize links between the state and health providers, upgrade health facilities, train community workers, and roll out a health and sanitation campaign.

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Project Name Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project
Project Number 41509-013
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2785-PNG: Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project achieved one of the major outputs i.e. Community Health Post Policy and Implementation Guidelines completed, approved and disseminated. Remaining activities include monitoring and additional technical support to NDOH where necessary on drafting policies and guidelines particularly in the areas of human resource management and planning, maternal and child health, health promotion, Village Health Volunteers (VHV), gender and mitigation of family and sexual violence. This will be at no additional cost to the project since it will use existing consultants already accounted for in the current budget. The roll-out of NHIS/ICT/GIS will be completed by end of 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

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Facility Infrastructure audits undertaken in Milne Bay, East Sepik, West New Britain and Eastern Highlands Provinces.

During the facility audits, the Health Mentors and Provincial and District Health Officers have been assessing the condition of medical/non-medical equipment.

Activitivies just started. Regular discussions held for "healthy islands" work plan and training and implementation strategies, and resources required.

PSU team and other specialists/consultants are engaged.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project is classified as category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Initial Environmental Examinaton, with specific details on how to mitigate and monitor environmental effects, was updated and endorsed by the GoPNG based on selected sites in 8 project provinces. The activities are expected to be small-scale and replicable in nature.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project will not involve involuntary resettlement. Majority of civil works will be undertaken on land currently being used by existing health facilities. A land assessment framework has been prepared that provides detailed guidelines on land assessment to ensure that ADB's Safeguards Policy will be adhered to.
Indigenous Peoples Melanesians comprise the vast majority of the PNG population. The Project is not expected to have any negative impact on indigenous peoples. While a separate indigenous peoples plan is not needed, all project outputs will be delivered in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner to meet the needs of various people of the country.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The National Department of Health (NDOH) is the executing agency responsible for managing and supervising all project activities. NDOH is also coordinating with other Government departments at the national and provincial level, with donor partners and relevant stakeholders in implementing the project. The PMU was established under the NDOH and support the NDOH in project management including procurement of goods and services. Method of consultant recruitment for firms and individual will be the quality and cost-based selection and simplified technical proposals.
During Project Implementation

NDOH is providing all critical and important information to various stakeholders in a manner easily understood by them. Special efforts will be made to provide information to the citizens and proper compliance will be ensured with national legislation on rights to information.

Provinces will be supported to conduct information campaigns on community health posts and strengthening the PNG rural health service delivery system to keep the public and staff engaged and informed. Public disclosure of all project documents is made available through the development of a Project website attached to the NDOH website. The PSU manager under the signature of the DOH is producing a short newsletter to inform stakeholders of the progress being made by the project. Formative evaluation reports are being disseminated widely, including to other provinces with an interest in health system strengthening. Annual PNG health sector national conferences are being used to keep the staff of the health service and the public fully informed of developments and progress.

Special efforts will be made to provide information to the citizens and proper compliance will be ensured with national legislation on rights to information.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services An estimated 1,756 consulting months will be required to successfully implement the project. The majority of consulting services will be recruited using the quality cost based selection approach, adopting a cost quality ratio of 80:20. Where limited skills are available in the local market or where the quality of the services is of overriding importance to the outcome of the project, a quality based selection approach may be adopted for the recruitment of national consultants. At the request of the government and to assist the facilitation of project start-up the ADB will assist with the recruitment of the international project manager. A professional services firm may be engaged to fulfill some administrative activities performed the PSU.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Project civil works are small and relate to construction, rehabilitation and upgrade of existing facilities. No land acquisition will be necessary.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Inez Mikkelsen-Lopez
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Health
ADB Projects Office, P.O. Box 807,
Waigani, NCD,
Papua New Guinea

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0259-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2011 15 Mar 2012 18 Jun 2012 30 Apr 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 30 Sep 2011 0.00 16.61 42%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2011 0.00 9.84 25%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Partly satisfactory - - - Partly satisfactory

Loan 2785-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2011 15 Mar 2012 18 Jun 2012 30 Apr 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 30 Sep 2011 17.60 0.00 99%
Counterpart 10.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2011 9.51 0.00 54%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Loan 8274-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2011 29 Jan 2013 16 Oct 2013 28 Feb 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 21 Dec 2011 0.00 5.82 65%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Dec 2011 0.00 0.95 11%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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