Maldives: Supporting COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Program

Sovereign Project | 55086-002

To address the challenges affecting the Maldives' health system in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the transaction TA will support (i) the government to rapidly strengthen its health system resilience and capacity, and (ii) developing long-term COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination plans for expanded coverage in the upcoming years. The TA will further support the preparation of the ensuing COVID-19 vaccine financing project under APVAX

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Chen, Dai-Ling
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    10 November 2021
  • Country
    Maldives
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name Supporting COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Program
Project Number 55086-002
Country Maldives
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6820-MLD: Supporting COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Program
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To address the challenges affecting the Maldives' health system in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the transaction TA will support (i) the government to rapidly strengthen its health system resilience and capacity, and (ii) developing long-term COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination plans for expanded coverage in the upcoming years. The TA will further support the preparation of the ensuing COVID-19 vaccine financing project under APVAX
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the vulnerabilities in the country's health system capacity that require an urgent need to improve the health systems in managing emergency medical services (EMS), strengthen coordination between health facilities, and improve the capacity to respond to COVID-19 and future pandemics. Consultations with the Ministry of Health (MOH) expressed that the vulnerabilities to be addressed immediately are due to (i) inefficient EMS for COVID-19 patients; (ii) unintegrated health information system (HIS) across health facilities, which is needed for effective COVID-19 patient information sharing during case referrals; (iii) unavailability of tracking and identifying COVID-19 variants; (iv) inadequate mental health support for COVID-19 survivors and frontline health professionals involved in COVID-19 response; and (v) lack of long-term planning for the COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination.
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

Firm (QCBS): 18 person-months (International) and 11 person months (National)

Individual (ICS): 10 person-months (International) and 54 person-months (National)

Procurement Contracts may be procured under consultant contracts and may use competitive or direct contracting procurement method as appropriate
Responsible ADB Officer Chen, Dai-Ling
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
of Maldives
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 10 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Nov 2021

TA 6820-MLD

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 - 0.00

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