AF Djibouti COVID-19 Response (WB-P174675)

  • Djibouti
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Nov 29, 2020
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Republic of Djibouti
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  • Education and Health
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.94 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Nov 27, 2020

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Project Description
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To prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness.

The proposed AF will build on the parent project’s design and scale up the World Bank’s support to the government’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, the proposed AF will finance the
procurement of key medical equipment, laboratories test kits, and medical supplies.

  1. Component 1: Emergency COVID-19 Response (US$2.4 million IDA credit and US$378,857.14 PEF AF). The overall design and scope of the component remain the same; the aim is to slow down and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country and beyond its borders by providing immediate support to enhance case detection, confirmation, recording and reporting, as well as contact tracing and risk assessment and mitigation. Under this component, the proposed AF will finance the procurement of additional supplies, PPE and laboratory test kits.
  2. Component 2: Strengthening Overall Healthcare Services and Clinical Capacity for Emergency COVID-19 Response (US$1.85 million IDA credit and US$564,000 PEF AF). The overall design and scope of this component remain the same; it supports the strengthening of selected health facilities and establishment and equipping of quarantine and treatment centers to be able to provide the best care possible for people who become ill. The PEF AF finances the procurement of a computed tomography (CT) scanner to improve the clinical management of complications of COVID-19 confirmed cases. More importantly, CT scanner is a general-purpose and widely used tool that can support the cost-effective clinical management of innumerable other conditions. In Djibouti, there is only one functioning CT scanner in the Pelletier Hospital in Djibouti city. The additional CT will be placed in the Balbala hospital, located in a neighborhood in the capital where many of the vulnerable live, with a catchment population of 500,000.

Components 3 and 4 remain the same, and the AF funds will not go to these components.

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World Bank:
Fatima El Kadiri El Yamani
Health Specialist

The Republic of Djibouti
Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh
Minister of Economy and Finances, in Charge of Industry

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Health
Mohamed Warsama Dirieh
Minister of Health 


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