Lao PDR Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project (WB-P151425)

Countries
  • Laos
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Nation-wide
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jun 23, 2015
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Borrower
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 26.40 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 26.40 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 26.40 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 31, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2015


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Project Description

The Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project seeks to increase coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health, and nutrition services in target areas in Lao PDR. There are five components to the project:

The first component being health sector governance reform. This component will support: (a) development, implementation and maintenance of an improved health management information system (HMIS) of the MOH; and (b) technical support, capacity building and training for MOH staff at the central, provincial and district levels in the use of such system.

The second component is the service delivery: This component will support the carrying out of a program of activities designed to strengthen the HMIS at the central level to support and oversee the implementation of decentralized health and nutrition service delivery.

The third component is the nutrition social and behavior change communication. This component will support the development of an integrated national strategy and implementation plan for social and behavioral change communication to improve nutrition.

The fourth component is the project management, monitoring and evaluation. This component will support provision of technical and operational assistance for the day-to-day coordination, administration, procurement, financial management, environmental and social safeguards management, and monitoring and evaluation of the project, including the development of checklists for supervision of health facilities, the conduct of third-party verifications by an independent academic institution of the achievement of DLIs, and the carrying out of financial audits of the project.

Finally, the fifth component is the contingent emergency response.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

International Development Association (IDA) US$ 26.40 million

Contact Information

1/World Bank Contact

Name: Laura L. Rose

Title: Senior Economist

Tel: 5721+1365

Email: lrose@worldbank.org

 

Contact: Phetdara Chanthala

Title: Health Specialist

Tel: 5784+6210

Email: pchanthala@worldbank.org

2/Borrower/Client/Recipient

Name: Lao People's Democratic Republic

Contact: Angkhansada Mouangkham

Title: Deputy Director General

Tel: +856255694219

Email: angkhansada@yahoo.com

3/Implementing Agencies

Name: Ministry of Health

Contact: Dr. Prasongsidh Boupha

Title: Director General

Tel: +85621252853

Email: adb2laos@loxinfo.co.th

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