Regional : Greater Mekong Subregion Health Security Project
The project will complement existing projects, focusing on CDC, HIV/AIDS and malaria in one single intervention aimed at strengthening health security in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam by improving district and provincial health services capacity for diagnostic, response and treatment. The proposed project will (i) strengthen health services capacity to identify and treat communicable diseases, including neglected tropical diseases,10 HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and food borne diseases; and (ii) use the regional knowledge generated during the two previous phases of the project to control emerging and re-emerging diseases. The proposed project will target remote and underserved areas, with high poverty incidence, and MMPs. Geographic targeting will be determined by linking disease incidence with mobile and migrant population data by province. A project modality is proposed for Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar.
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|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Health Security Project|
|Country / Economy||Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Health / Disease control of communicable disease
|Gender||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will complement existing projects, focusing on CDC, HIV/AIDS and malaria in one single intervention aimed at strengthening health security in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam by improving district and provincial health services capacity for diagnostic, response and treatment. The proposed project will (i) strengthen health services capacity to identify and treat communicable diseases, including neglected tropical diseases,10 HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and food borne diseases; and (ii) use the regional knowledge generated during the two previous phases of the project to control emerging and re-emerging diseases. The proposed project will target remote and underserved areas, with high poverty incidence, and MMPs. Geographic targeting will be determined by linking disease incidence with mobile and migrant population data by province. A project modality is proposed for Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar. In Viet Nam, the PPTA will explore the suitability of using results-based lending (RBL) modality to (i) support the national preventive medicine program, (ii) foster government ownership, and (iii) build on earlier development assistance. Should RBL be used, the Viet Nam project might be processed separately.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Health Security Project (the project) follows a series of subregional projects supporting control of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria, undertaken from 2006 to 2015. In close alignment with priorities of the Governments of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), the Union of Myanmar and Viet Nam, the project will contribute to the enhancement of GMS public health security, and will strengthen national and regional capacity for disease surveillance and response, risk assessment, case management and subregional collaboration.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholders consulted.|
|During Project Implementation||During the PPTA review missions and fact-finding missions to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, ADB team consulted major stakeholders in MOF and MOH on project design including project scope, DMF, and financial and implementation arrangement.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants will be engaged through an international consulting firm, indicatively including 21 person-months of international consultant inputs, and 52 person-months of national consultant inputs. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS), using simplified technical proposal procedures, will be followed. The quality and cost ratio for QCBS will be 80:20. The consultants may procure equipment through shopping in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Some of the contingency funds will remain unallocated for individual national (24 person-months) and international consultants (3 person-months), possibly in the areas of project administration, and management, finance, sociology, laboratory, public health, and behavioral change communication, and resources persons during workshops to be identified as needed. Individual consultants will be recruited either by the consulting firm or by ADB following ADB's Individual Consultant Selection (ICS). Inputs by the consultant firm may be augmented by a small number of resource persons as needed, to be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Servais, Gerard|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||18 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 2014||-||18 Dec 2014||30 Sep 2016||31 Dec 2016||16 Jan 2017|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,300,000.00||17 Jun 2022||1,147,155.93|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|GMS Health Security Project: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2016|
|GMS Health Security Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2014|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 8842||07 Jul 2015||Conseil Sante S.A. (France) in association with Mekong Economics Ltd (Viet Nam) | 92-98 Boulevard, Victor Hugo, 92110 Clinchy, France||Asian Development Bank||1,103,620.00||—|
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