Emergency Tuberculosis Project (WB-P160947)

  • Papua New Guinea
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 31, 2017
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National Parliament of Papua New Guinea, National Department of Health
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 13, 2016

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Project Description
According to World Bank website, the Emergency Tubercolosis Project aims to improve the quality and expand the coverage and utilization of health services to control the spread of tuberculosis in targeted areas of Papua New Guinea by strengthening programmatic management of tuberculosis. There are three components to the project, as follows: Component 1. Early detection of active tuberculosis patients. The IDA credit will finance the implementation of ACF strategies, which have been developed for Western Province and are also included in the NCD TB plan. Financing will be provided for procurement of diagnostic medical devices and consumables, technical assistance, and other eligible expenditures deemed necessary for the early detection of active TB patients. Component 2. Effective treatment of drug-susceptible and drug-resistant tuberculosis patients. The project will support the effective treatment of both DS and DR TB patients, including the new short regimen for DR TB patients, through three subcomponents: improving clinical management of DS TB and DR TB; strengthening the directly observed treatment implementation and reduce the loss of follow up of patients in the BMUs; and supporting social mobilization in targeted areas. Component 3. Strengthen the recipient’s systems for managing its health services delivery and tuberculosis response.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Team Leader: Aneesa Arur No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. Implementing Agency: National Department of Health Paison Dakulala Dr. Email Address: paison_dakulala@health.gov.pg ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.