Health System Support Additional Financing (WB-P170585)

  • Mauritania
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Mar 10, 2020
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Islamic Republic of Mauritania
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 18.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 1, 2020

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Project Description

According to banks documents, the project objective is to improve utilization and quality of Reproductive Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (RMNCH) services in selected regions, and, in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to said Eligible Crisis or Emergency.

The project has four components:

  1. Improving the utilization of quality RMNCH services through PBF. Total cost under parent project: US$11.85 million. Total costs with AF: US$26 million. The parent project supports the PBF implementation and verification in Guidimagha and Hodh Gharbi. The AF will extend the PBF to Hodh Charghi to address challenges related to the delivery of quality services to refugees and the Mauritanian host population.
    1. Provision of payments to health service providers, the AF will support
    2. Verification and counter-verification, the AF will support
  2. Support to increasing demand for health services. Total cost under parent project: US$2 million IDA and US$1 million CF. Total costs with AF: US$4 million IDA; US$2 million counterpart funding (CF). The parent project supports conditional cash transfer (CCTs) and the community strategy in Guidimagha and Hodh Gharbi. The AF will support CCTs for poor Mauritanians and refugees and the community strategy in Hodh Charghi, with the view of increasing the demand for services, among the most vulnerable (poor, refugees and rural populations).
    1. CCTs to stimulate demand for health care, the AF will support
    2. Strengthening of community health, the AF will support
  3. Capacity building and project management. Total cost under parent project: US$4.15 million IDA: US$3.15 million IDA and US$1 million counterpart funding (CF). Total costs with AF: US$7 million: US$5 million IDA, US$2 million CF. The parent project supports project management and technical assistance for Guidimagha and Hodh Gharbi. The AF will include technical support, learning, and coordination and research activities to strengthen the health system in Hodh Chargh, including coordination with humanitarian actors, M&E to review the regional situation, FM, reinforcement of the technical platform in health facilities, and learning to deliver new services to support refugees.
  4. Contingent Emergency Response (CERC). Total cost under parent project: US$0 million. The CERC manual will be updated to support eligible emergencies. The activities financed under the CERC will comply with the RSW eligibility criteria and focus on refugees and hosts where relevant.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Christophe Rockmore
Senior Economist

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Abdel Aziz Ould Dahi
Minister of Economy and Industry

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Health
Dr. Mohamed Nedhirou Hamed


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