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Lao People's Democratic Republic: Improving the Quality of Health Care Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53291-001 Status: Proposed

The proposed project will support the efforts of Ministry of Health in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to improve health system capacity of delivering high-quality health care services. While the country has made steady progress in improving access to health care through expansion of service networks and financial protection to the poor and vulnerable, health indicators and utilization of health services remain low in comparison with neighboring countries. Improving the quality of health care is a top challenge for further progress towards universal health coverage. The project will deliver four outputs: (i) governance mechanism for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement enhanced; (ii) health human resources strengthened for delivery of quality health services; (iii) quality and management of health facilities boosted; and (iv) project management and monitoring supported.

Project Details

Project Officer
Xu, Ye Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Improving the Quality of Health Care Project
Project Number 53291-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Improving the Quality of Health Care Project
003 US$ 35.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed project will support the efforts of Ministry of Health in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to improve health system capacity of delivering high-quality health care services. While the country has made steady progress in improving access to health care through expansion of service networks and financial protection to the poor and vulnerable, health indicators and utilization of health services remain low in comparison with neighboring countries. Improving the quality of health care is a top challenge for further progress towards universal health coverage. The project will deliver four outputs: (i) governance mechanism for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement enhanced; (ii) health human resources strengthened for delivery of quality health services; (iii) quality and management of health facilities boosted; and (iv) project management and monitoring supported.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is in line with the Asian Development Bank Strategy 2030 operational priorities to (i) address remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, as health improvement is associated with improved economic opportunities, and (ii) accelerate progress in gender equality. It also directly contributes to Country Partnership Strategy for Lao PDR (2017 2020) Strategy Priority 2 (enhanced human development), and is included in the Country Operations Business Plan (2019 2021).
Impact Progress towards universal health coverage by 2025 and achieving sustainable development goal 3 (ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) by 2030 accelerated.
Outcome Quality and patient satisfaction for health care services improved.
Outputs

Governance mechanism for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement enhanced.

Health human resources strengthened for delivery of quality health services

Quality and management of health facilities boosted

Project management and monitoring supported

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Xu, Ye
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
Simuang Road
Viantiane
LAO PDR
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Oct 2019
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2020 to 03 Apr 2020
MRM 02 Jun 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2019

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