Sri Lanka: Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project
The transaction technical assistance (TA) is required for designing the ensuing project and enhancing its readiness through appropriate advance actions.
South Asia Department
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|Project Name||Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project|
|Country / Economy||Sri Lanka
|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 - Health sector development and reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TA) is required for designing the ensuing project and enhancing its readiness through appropriate advance actions.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Sri Lanka''s current health system is facing challenges to sustain its performance due to rapidly changing demographics and epidemiological transitions. In particular, the cost of health care has been increasing due to the sharp rise in non-communicable diseases linked to lifestyles and rapidly aging population. The national health system also needs to expand services to vulnerable populations with lagging health indicators. In addition, there is increased threat of emerging and resurging infectious diseases linked to environmental factors and increased cross-border migration. The status quo of the health system is inadequately prepared to deal with these evolving challenges without significant reorientation and further improvements. The proposed assistance will enhance the Sri Lanka health system to adapt to emerging challenges and deal with shifting disease burdens. The project is included in Asian Development Bank''s Sri Lanka country partnership strategy, 2018 -2022.|
|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||The primary stakeholders are the Ministry of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine; provincial health departments of Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central, and North Central provinces; Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government and estate management of regional plantation companies, health workers, and project beneficiaries. During project preparation, stakeholder consultations were held. Their views and recommendations were incorporated in the project documents. The team organized consultations and workshops with communities, non-government organizations, and other relevant stakeholders.|
|During Project Implementation||A total of four individual consultants and one consulting firm have been engaged to enhance readiness of the ensuing project. The inception, interim, and draft final reports have been completed. The following major outputs have also been completed: (i) review of health and disease surveillance system enhancement requirements; (ii) review of key health security gaps and measure to strengthen them; (iii) review of human resources for PHC; (iv) primary health infrastructure and equipment gap; (v) medical equipment gap; (vi) review of essential service delivery gaps at primary health level; (vii) review of community mobilization and information, education, communication requirements; (viii) procurement and governance due diligence; (ix) safeguards; (x) economic and financial analysis; (xi) gender, social and poverty analysis; and (xii) procurement plan and detailed cost estimates. At present, all consultants are working towards completion of procurement actions.|
|Consulting Services||A total of 37 person-months (14.5 international and 22.5 national) of consulting inputs will be provided under the TA. ADB will engage a firm (a total of 32 person-months) as well as two individual consultants (a total of 5 person-months).|
|Procurement||Procurement items include small works, medical equipment, vehicles, information technology equipment and consulting services|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jayasundara, Herathbanda|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services
Suwasiripaya, No.385, Rev.Baddegama
Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha
|Approval||05 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Oct 2017||27 Oct 2017||27 Oct 2017||31 Oct 2018||30 Jun 2020||13 Aug 2020|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|725,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||825,000.00||17 Jun 2022||633,801.44|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2017|
|Health System Enhancement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Oct 2017|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project (Health Information Systems and Technology Expert)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Apr 2019||16 Apr 2019|
|Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project: Public Health Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jan 2019||04 Feb 2019|
|Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Oct 2018||16 Oct 2018|
|Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project - Project Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 May 2018||23 May 2018|
|Public health / Health system expert (intl)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Dec 2017||28 Dec 2017|
|Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project (51107-001) - Project Implementation/ Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Oct 2017||25 Oct 2017|
|Preparing the Health System Enhancement Project - Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||10 Aug 2017||12 Sep 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9399||10 Jan 2018||PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS PVT. LTD. (INDIA) in association with PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (SRI LANKA) | 8-2-624/A/1, 4th Floor Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 034 India||*** No Executing Agency for this TA ***||393,970.00||—|
None currently available.