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Bangladesh: Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54173-002 Status: Active

The technical assistance (TA) will provide capacity building and implementation support to expedite the implementation of ongoing project, Loan 3918-BAN: COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project; develop automated medicines and equipment procurement and logistics management system; establish effective monitoring and evaluation system; and support medium to long term efforts to build health system capacity to respond quickly and flexibly to prevent and contain future emergencies. In addition, the TA will provide additional technical support for the development of future investment projects by ADB to help the government for meeting its long-term needs for strengthening the health systems including communicable disease prevention and control.

Project Details

Project Officer
Limbu, Tika R. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project
Project Number 54173-002
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6643-BAN: Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The technical assistance (TA) will provide capacity building and implementation support to expedite the implementation of ongoing project, Loan 3918-BAN: COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project; develop automated medicines and equipment procurement and logistics management system; establish effective monitoring and evaluation system; and support medium to long term efforts to build health system capacity to respond quickly and flexibly to prevent and contain future emergencies. In addition, the TA will provide additional technical support for the development of future investment projects by ADB to help the government for meeting its long-term needs for strengthening the health systems including communicable disease prevention and control.

The TA will provide consulting and logistic support to the government that is currently overburdened with responding to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The TA will prioritize implementing the project activities and achievement of the project's intended results areas in a smooth and timely manner. The TA will carry out need analysis, design, procure and install a distributed stores automation (DSA) system for central medical stores depot (CMSD), for a robust database platform which will have real-time links to the medical stores at each of the district level hospitals and have inter-operability with country's other health information systems.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Due to the emergency nature of ongoing project, it is necessary to use the loan proceeds to support the hardware related activities of the project such as purchasing medical equipment and supplies, and rehabilitation of infrastructure for critical care units and isolation units which are required immediately.

Business process of procurement of drugs and equipment, and inventory and warehouse management are not efficient. Key categories of need include: (i) the capacity of the health sector to assess and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic (and other emerging diseases); (ii) the capacity of the health sector to handle and cure suspected and probable COVID-19 patients (health facilities, medical and laboratory equipment, and supplies); (iii) the needs of health personnel for information, protection, and training; (iv) information, education, and communication campaigns for health professionals and the public on COVID-19 and other future health emergencies; and (v) hygienic disinfection and appropriate sanitary measures to prevent spread of diseases.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. The TA implementation will be carried out through mix of firm and international/national individual consultants (69 person-months). A consulting firm, IT consultant, will be recruited through open competitive bidding procedures, local advertisement, and/or limited competitive bidding using quality- and cost-based selection method, simplified technical proposal, or biodata technical proposal. Other selection methods such as consultants' qualification-based selection is also envisaged. Individual consultants will be recruited for other positions as needed, following individual selection method, international or local advertisement, based on project requirements. Education campaigns on communicable disease prevention and control may be provided using local nongovernment organizations. The option for direct contract or memorandum of understanding with the UN agencies will also be explored, as appropriate.
Procurement IT consultant will procure, install, and configure the IT and network infrastructure for DSA. DSA Specialist / project management consultant will act as an advisor to the executing and implementing agencies and support in preparation of design and specification of the DSA, and monitoring and supervision of DSA installation.
Responsible ADB Officer Limbu, Tika R.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
52/3, New Eskaton Road
Ramna, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2020

TA 6643-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 07 Dec 2020 0.00

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