Kazakhstan : COVID-19 Emergency Response

Sovereign Project | 54370-001

The Project will support the Ministry of Healthcare (MOH) in their request to assist Kazakhstan in procuring medicine and medical equipment to fight COVID-19 crisis situation in Kazakhstan. ADB also received a confirmation from the Ministry of National Economy on the urgent need for support the country. UN agencies will be involved in project implementation and procurement of medicine and medical supplies. The government has indicated that ADB's support through the APDRF will help alleviate its financial resource constraints in meeting the immediate COVID-19 health needs of the population and deliver appropriate medical services where required. In this regard, hospitals and health centers across the country, but especially in secondary cities and rural areas are lacking experience and adequate personnel with the necessary skills for treating COVID-19 and pneumonia patients.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Abuov, Kenzhekhan
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Kazakhstan
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name COVID-19 Emergency Response
Project Number 54370-001
Country / Economy Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0735-KAZ: COVID-19 Emergency Response
APDRF Government of Japan for COVID19 US$ 3.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health system development

Gender No gender elements
Description The Project will support the Ministry of Healthcare (MOH) in their request to assist Kazakhstan in procuring medicine and medical equipment to fight COVID-19 crisis situation in Kazakhstan. ADB also received a confirmation from the Ministry of National Economy on the urgent need for support the country. UN agencies will be involved in project implementation and procurement of medicine and medical supplies. The government has indicated that ADB's support through the APDRF will help alleviate its financial resource constraints in meeting the immediate COVID-19 health needs of the population and deliver appropriate medical services where required. In this regard, hospitals and health centers across the country, but especially in secondary cities and rural areas are lacking experience and adequate personnel with the necessary skills for treating COVID-19 and pneumonia patients.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases has already put considerable stress on the healthcare system, and with the lifting of restrictions, the numbers significantly increased. The stress on the health system and the reintroduction of lockdown measures are having a toll on the country's economy. The Government of Kazakhstan needs additional support in response to the surge in cases registered over the past two months to expand the capacity of its healthcare system and ensure the provision of effective and timely life-saving efforts to effectively detect, test, isolate and treat COVID-19 cases' which require support in the provision of additional medical equipment and supplies. The key issues emerged in the country over the past two months are as follows: (i) continuing shortage of medicines; (ii) shortage in medical care accessibility to patients with chronic diseases due to increase in the number of beds for infected cases; (iii) low detection level of COVID-19 cases due to ineffective deployment of laboratories in regions; (iv) insufficient availability of hospitals equipped with ventilators and life-saving oxygen concentrators; and (v) acute shortage of qualified medical personnel especially in rural areas.
Impact

To alleviate financial resource constraints to meet immediate needs and deliver appropriate medical supplies and medical services where required.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Improved capacity of Kazakhstan in preparedness, prevention and response to COVID-19 disease.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Financial support provided to the government' to meet immediate needs and deliver appropriate medical services to combat COVID-19 disease outbreak.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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
Responsible ADB Officer Abuov, Kenzhekhan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 12 Aug 2020 to 12 Aug 2020
MRM 24 Sep 2020
Approval 27 Aug 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Sep 2020

Grant 0735-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Aug 2020 15 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020 15 Jun 2021 15 Oct 2021 07 Nov 2022
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 30 Jun 2023 2.95 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Jun 2023 2.95 0.00 100%

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