MULTINATIONAL ASSISTANCE EBOLA (WHO) PROJECT TO STRENGTHEN WEST AFRICA’S PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS


Aperçu

  • Référence: P-Z1-IBE-010
  • Date d’approbation: 18/08/2014
  • Date de début: 26/08/2014
  • Date d'évaluation: 08/08/2014
  • Statut: En coursOnGo
  • Agence d'implémentation: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
  • Emplacement: project zone

Description

The objective of the project is to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality as well as break the chain of transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by strengthening sub-regional public health systems. The Bank's assistance is two-pronged. In the short term, the project will support the EVD Outbreak Response Plan of West Africa (July to December 2014). The main objectives of this plan are to:

(i) Stop transmission of EVD in the affected countries through scaling up effective evidence-based outbreak control measures and

(ii) Prevent the spread of EVD to at-risk neighbouring countries by strengthening epidemic preparedness and response measures. In the long term, this project will contribute to overall strengthening of public health systems in West African countries and facilitate early detection and response to potential threats arising from epidemic and pandemic prone diseases.

The project is centred on three broad strategic components/outcomes:

(i) Building human resource capacity and systems for urgency response and preparedness. The project will support the urgent recruitment of skilled professionals from the region and beyond to fill in the current gaps. The recruited staff will be equipped with both knowledge and Personal Protective Equipment for exposure prevention. The project will also support the procurement of supplies and detection equipment for border posts and other logistics. In the medium to long term, training and building the requisite capacity for all health cadres such as nurses, clinicians, hygienists etc. will be undertaken. Capacity will be built to cover areas of surveillance at border points of entry.

(ii) Infrastructure development. The project will support the deployment of urgency alert and response systems through the use of mobile technology to improve active surveillance and control. The system will be built on the ubiquity of current mobile networks, and will not only help manage the Ebola epidemic but also support timely management of any future outbreaks (health and natural disasters). The much needed isolation facilities will be refurbished. Laboratory capacity for responding to epidemic prone diseases in the long-term will be strengthened. In addition, waste management practices will be improved and incinerators and other equipment will be procured.

(iii) Strengthening governance and regional institutions. The assistance will strengthen governments' capacity for transparent and accountable use of public resources in the management of the epidemic. The capacity of sub-regional and national institutions will be upgraded for managing the epidemic including strengthening governance, coordination, leadership and public order. In addition, there will be strengthening of public communications and civil society/communities' response to the epidemic. Specifically the project will support national and local government authorities provide information to the public in a timely, transparent and coordinated manner before, during and after the outbreak.


Objectifs

The development objective of the project is to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce the morbidity, mortality and to break the chain of transmission of EVD by strengthening sub-regional public health systems.


Justificatif

The objective of the project is to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality as well as break the chain of transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by strengthening sub-regional public health systems. The Bank's assistance is two-pronged. In the short term, the project will support the EVD Outbreak Response Plan of West Africa (July to December 2014). The main objectives of this plan are to:

(i) Stop transmission of EVD in the affected countries through scaling up effective evidence-based outbreak control measures and

(ii) Prevent the spread of EVD to at-risk neighbouring countries by strengthening epidemic preparedness and response measures. In the long term, this project will contribute to overall strengthening of public health systems in West African countries and facilitate early detection and response to potential threats arising from epidemic and pandemic prone diseases.


Bénéfices

The project will directly benefit the estimated 321 million people in the ECOWAS sub region. Specifically the beneficiaries of the assistance are the people of the Republic of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria and their neighbouring countries (C


Contacts clés

JEHU-APPIAH Caroline - OSHD3


Coûts

Source Montant
FADUAC 25.000.000
Co-financierUAC 12.400.000
DeltaUAC 2.600.000
TotalUAC 40.000.000