The project design builds upon the successful outcomes of Healthcare Quality Improvement Project (HQIP) in improving the quality of primary health cares (PHCs), supporting a hospital accreditation pilot, and screening and treatment of Hep C. As under HQIP, the proposed project will follow a decentralized implementation approach and will expand accreditation of PHCs and hospitals, screen and treat Hep C. Capitalizing on the proposed Hep C interventions, the project will screen for the risk factors of the diseases that are the leading causes of deaths (e.g. diabetes and hypertension). Furthermore, the project proposes transformational support to key services that underpin the health system, including the pharmaceutical supply chain and blood banks.
The project has the following four components:
Accreditation of PHCs.
Screening for Hep C and risk factors for high burden diseases.
Strengthen community health worker (CHW) program.
Improve the pharmaceutical supply chain and the blood bank network.
(iii) Treatment of Hep C. This will support the provision of treatment of patients who screened positive for Hep C, as well as efforts to ensure that patients who initiate treatment are reported as being cured based upon a posttreatment cure confirmation test.
Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. This will include support for the Project Management Unit (PMU), training for MOHP staff, and contracting External Technical Advisors (ETA), Financial auditors and ThirdParty verification.
Institutional Strengthening to provide selected technical assistance to strengthen the institutional capacity of key relevant public sector agencies for the roll-out of the Comprehensive Health Insurance System.
According to a World Bank press release, the project is complementary to the World Bank-financed COVID-19 Emergency Response Project that aims to support the immediate operational challenges and critical areas of support identified as key gaps in Egypt’s national COVID-19 response.
Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation
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Ministry of Health and Population
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