51105-001: Improving the Screening Program for Viral Hepatitis | Asian Development Bank

Mongolia: Improving the Screening Program for Viral Hepatitis

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51105-001 Status: Active
 
Project Name Improving the Screening Program for Viral Hepatitis
Project Number 51105-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9438-MON: Improving the Screening Program for Viral Hepatitis
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Health and quality of life of people of Mongolia improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Viral hepatitis screening, diagnosis, and treatment improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity of health workers for delivering viral hepatitis screening, diagnosis, and treatment improved

An active surveillance system for viral hepatitis screening, diagnosis, and monitoring developed

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

ADB recruited the project coordinator, the financial and administrative coordinator to coordinate and liaise with relevant stakeholders the TA implementation, and the national consultant hepatology specialist who will play a leading role and provide technical expertise in planning, implementation and data assessment of various epidemiological surveys planned under the TA. The TA team commenced its services in June 2018. The MOH has provided an office with internet and telephone connections.

In July 2018, the MOH established the Technical Working Group chaired by the Director of Medical Service Department to support the TA implementation in coordination with the Healthy Liver National Program and other activities in this area. In August 2018, the MOH appointed Mr. Battuvshin, Director of Medical Service Department, as the TA Director.

ADB conducted the Inception mission in August 2018. The mission and MOH agreed on the following:

1. The TA will support the Healthy Liver Program through various activities, including training and capacity building of all level healthcare workers on updated guidelines and protocols for screening, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis; information, education and communication activities (IEC) to increase people's awareness about the Healthy Liver Program and patient treatment literacy; strengthening the existing acute surveillance system by improving the reporting and data collection system through updated and/or new information technology (IT) solutions; developing and systematizing the screening program for healthcare workers and prevention of hospital acquired infections, including viral hepatitis; and conducting the epidemiological surveys and assessments to gather scientific and evidence based data for monitoring the program outcomes. The MOH and the PIU will finalize the detailed TA work plan and submit it to ADB by the end of September 2018.

2. The TA will support the MOH in conducting epidemiological surveys to (i) assess and identify risk factors associated with acute HCV transmission, (ii) assess infection prevention and control in dental and traditional medicine clinics/hospitals, and (iii) assess efficacy of vaccination against hepatitis B among healthcare workers. The TA will engage WHO technical experts as resource persons in defining the study methodology, data analysis and report preparation. By 15 September 2018, the MOH will provide ADB with the draft study protocols, terms of reference for researchers (or data collectors) and detailed cost estimates. ADB will review and approve the selection method and include the studies in the procurement plan. The EA will obtain ADB's prior approval at all stages of selecting the agency and/or individuals to carry out the surveys.

The mission, MOH and WHO Country Representative discussed the cooperation and contribution of WHO in the TA implementation. WHO will provide technical assistance through engaging its technical experts to support (i) conducting surveys to identify risk factors for transmission of viral hepatitis and assess efficacy of vaccination against viral hepatitis and assessing the quality of infection prevention measures in critical areas; (ii) capacity building activities, particularly in conducting training of trainers (ToT) on screening, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis; and (iii) designing the active surveillance system for viral hepatitis.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with stakeholders were carried out during the project design, including officials of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health, the National Center for Communicable Diseases, WHO Country Office, and the Social Insurance General Office.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services In close consultation with the executing agency, individual consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions and technical assistance staff instructions.
Procurement The (i) office equipment; (ii) measurement equipment; (iii) control, diagnostic, and rapid test kits for hepatitis surveillance and evaluation training; and (iv) goods for printing and publishing will be procured by the executing agency in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions and technical assistance staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Jigjidsuren, Altantuya
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health (formerly Ministry of Health and Sports)
1st Floor, Government Building VIII
Olympic Street 2, Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Aug 2017
Fact Finding 29 May 2017 to 08 Jun 2017
MRM -
Approval 05 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2018

TA 9438-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 64,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 864,000.00 05 Dec 2017 76,283.68

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Hepatology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018
Epidemiological Survey Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018
Health Information Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2018 13 Mar 2018
Administrative and Finance Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2018 13 Mar 2018
Project Coordinator_Health Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2018 13 Mar 2018
Hospital-acquired infection prevention and control specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2018 13 Mar 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan