Vanuatu : Northern Provinces Health and Treatment Project

Sovereign Project | 53084-001

Most of Vanuatu's population has access to basic health services for child and maternal health and for some communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) (mainly through development partner support). These basic services are, however, not meeting the increasing health needs and complexity of chronic disease management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mikkelsen-Lopez, Inez
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Vanuatu
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name
Northern Provinces Health and Treatment Project
Project Number
53084-001
Country / Economy
  • Vanuatu
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Northern Provinces Health and Treatment Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.50 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
Sector / Subsector
  • Health / Disease control of non-communicable diseases and other priority programs

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

Most of Vanuatu's population has access to basic health services for child and maternal health and for some communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) (mainly through development partner support). These basic services are, however, not meeting the increasing health needs and complexity of chronic disease management.

The Ministry of Health is committed to expanding NCD services by delivering specialized NCD services through two clinics: one in Port Vila (opened April 2022) for the population in the south, and one planned for Luganville (on Santo Island, which is the second most populated island) serving the population in the north. The NCD clinics would relieve the burden of NCD management on the hospitals, while retaining a close coordination and referral pathway with the hospital to manage patients requiring surgical interventions. Having two NCD clinics would improve service delivery to local populations especially for patient surveillance, chronic disease management, and allow more targeted local health promotion.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the second noncommunicable disease (NCD) clinic in Luganville. This request is supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) and will complement health infrastructure upgrades by the government of Australia as part of the TCH response and bilateral program support by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The project will support initiatives such as the WHO's package of essential interventions to prevent and control NCDs, and the Pacific Community's work on NCD prevention to inform project investments.

The proposed project is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 priorities of addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, accelerating progress in gender equality and investing in climate and disaster resilience. It is consistent with the Pacific Approach 2021-2025 priority of preparing for, responding to, and improving resilience to health shocks through stronger health systems by addressing the major disease burden.

Impact

Health seeking behavior improved (National Sustainable Development Plan 2016-2030)

Outcome

Noncommunicable disease burden reduced

Outputs

Health service delivery strengthened

Capacity to deliver essential health services improved

Healthy lives promoted

Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
C
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Mikkelsen-Lopez, Inez
Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division
Social Sectors and Public Sector Management Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management

Timetable

Concept Clearance
25 Oct 2022
Fact Finding
07 Oct 2024 to 18 Oct 2024
MRM
-
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
26 Apr 2023

Funding

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Title Document Type Document Date
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2022

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