According to ADB documents, the proposed project will provide the Government of Pakistan, through the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility, with financing for the procurement of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines, and for associated logistics and capacity strengthening activities. The rapid response component under the APVAX will be used to procure COVID-19 vaccines, and to cover international transport and port clearance costs. The project investment component under the APVAX will be used for capacity strengthening. Pakistan has met all APVAX access criteria.The project will support the implementation of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) i.e., the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in Pakistan in 2021 in line with the country partnership strategy and Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The proposed project is part of ADB's holistic support for Pakistan's response to the COVID-19 crisis, and will help mitigate the adverse health, social, and economic impacts while targeting vulnerable population segments and ensuring gender mainstreaming.
i) Protect vulnerable groups from morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19 disease
ii) Spread, morbidity, and mortality of SARS-CoV-2 reduced, and confidence of citizens restored
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending
|Responsible ADB Officer||Huitzing, Hiddo A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||CWSS|
|Executing Agencies||Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Kohsar Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
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