According to ADB documents, the transaction technical assistance will provide emergency supply of oxygen to reduce fatalities from the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, and build capacity of stakeholders to effectively implement the national vaccination program by addressing the gap areas identified by the due diligence assessments of the proposed Responsive COVID-19 Vaccines for Recovery (RECOVER) Project under APVAX.
The RECOVER Project will provide vaccines eligible under APVAX criteria while the TA support will provide catalytic operational support through a program management unit, monitoring of vaccination sites, building private sector capacity for vaccination, strengthening biomedical waste (BMW) management capacity, effective risk communication targeting vulnerable groups, improved outreach employing solar-powered cold chain equipment, and providing evidence-based policy inputs to enhance health system preparedness for future pandemics.
The TA is estimated to cost $7,000,000, of which (i) $2,000,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other Sources) and (ii) $5,000,000 will be financed on a grant basis by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and administered by ADB.
Asian Development Bank
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khetrapal, Sonalini|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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