According to bank documents, the Project objectives are aligned to the results chain of the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program (SPRP). The project objective is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in São Tomé e Príncipe.
The project has four components:
Sub-component 1.1 – Case Detection, Confirmation, Contact Tracing, Recording, Reporting [US$650,000]
Sub-component 1.2 – Risk communication, community engagement and social distancing [US$500,000]
Strengthening Multi-sector, National Institutions and Platforms for Policy Development and Coordination of Prevention and Preparedness including One Health approach [US$ 300,000]:
Sub-component 2.2 – Strengthen One Health Approach [US$ 150,000]: Under the “One Health” framework, this component will also support enhancing zoonotic diseases information systems through development of a uniform disease information system in STP as part of their control program to provide better analytical capacity to enable STP to participate in global disease information sharing, complying with their obligations as members of OIE and WHO, thereby contributing towards progressively better global and regional control.
Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation [US$ 200,000]: Support and finance for the strengthening of public structures for the coordination and management of the STP projects will be provided, including central and local (decentralized) arrangements for coordination of activities, financial management and procurement. This component would support monitoring and evaluation of prevention and preparedness, building capacity for clinical and public health research, including veterinary, and joint-learning across and within countries. This component will also support monitoring and evaluation for the strengthening of IHR (2005) capacities in line with the JEE scoring system as outlined in the Results Framework and M&E section.
The World Bank has classified this project as having a Substantial environmental and social risk rating.
Senior Health Specialist
Ministerio do Planeamento, Financas, e Economia Azul
Osvaldo Santos Vaz
Ministro do Planeamento, Financas, e Economia Azul
Sao Tome e Principe Ministry of Health
Edgar das Neves
Ministro de Saude
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