Myanmar: Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV/AIDs Prevention

Sovereign Project | 46490-001

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV/AIDs Prevention
Project Number 46490-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9176-MYA: Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Contribut towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal targets by reversing/managing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased coverage and quality of services for targeted populations along and near the economic corridors
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened planning and management capacity at national, state or regional, and township levels

Improved access to HIV and STI services among migrant and mobile populations and high-risk groups

Strengthened community-based program for HIV risk reduction for key affected populations

Monitoring and evaluation and project management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A hand-over mission is planned in October 2014, and a special review in November 2014.

While the PMU has been established, most of the staff had moved to some other functions in the Ministry. ADB recommended to engage two staff consultants to assist in jumpstarting project implementation. These staff consultants, engaged and funded by ADB, are expected to be mobilized in late Oct or early Nov. Priority task includes establishment of imprest account and recruitment of 5 individual international consultants under the Project.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project will support the construction, rehabilitation, and operation of health facilities, including improved water, sanitation, and waste management systems. No significant impact on environment is expected.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will not involve any involuntary resettlement impacts. Health facilities will be constructed on government land that is unencumbered or free from any temporary users (not used for residential, business, or productive purposes).
Indigenous Peoples Myanmar is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. The project sites are home to majority populations of Shan, Karen, and Mon peoples. The project includes a significant proportion of ethnic groups among its beneficiaries in the targeted townships. Remoteness and language differences constrain effective STI/HIV and communicable disease programs in areas populated by minority groups. Furthermore, periods of internal conflict have aggravated health threats among some minority ethnic groups due to constraints on resources, displacement, and migration. These factors can lead to an increased prevalence of disease. Surveys near the Myanmar-Thai border show high levels of STIs and malaria. The ethnic groups' plan ensures analyses of ethnic peoples' needs and their participation in and access to benefits of the project. The project's design gives high priority to including ethnic minority peoples in training and community-based activities, as well as ensuring that HIV prevention services reach these populations and are culturally appropriate.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Barbara Lochmann
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of HealthNo. 36 Theinbyu Road
Yangon
Union of Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 21 Jan 2013 to 29 Jan 2013
MRM 23 Aug 2013
Approval 11 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Grant 9176-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2013 04 Jun 2014 04 Jun 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2013 0.00 1.47 15%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 10.00 11 Dec 2013 0.00 0.93 9%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
GMS Capacity Building for HIV/AIDs Project: Ethnic Groups Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Aug 2013

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