Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS Feb 23, 2022
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to provide emergency support to enable the continued delivery of public health services in Zambia.
The project has three components:
Component 1. Emergency financing to enable continued health service delivery (US$150 million). This component will provide emergency financing support to the Government of Zambia to finance the
continued delivery of essential healthcare services. The government will use the financing provided under this component to meet the costs of health service delivery such as salaries of health workers (doctors, clinical officers, midwives, nurses, paramedics, and other frontline health workers) already on the payroll at provincial and district levels.
Component 2. Institutional strengthening of the health sector (US$ 4.5 million). This component aims to strengthen processes for efficient resource management and expenditure control and contribute to enhancing the efficiency of underlying PFM systems and processes in the health sector. The activities envisaged under this component do not purport to directly change sector outcomes. Rather, they should be viewed as necessary actions that function as building blocks for better service delivery outcomes.
Component 3. Project management (US$0.5 million). This component will finance the operating costs of the Project Management Unit (PMU), including salaries, consultant fees, and other operating costs required for the implementation of the operation. The PMU will organize spot checks and payroll verification measures to ensure that the project funds are used for their intended purposes. This component will also finance independent audits to provide adequate fiduciary assurance on the use of project funds. The PMU will also contract the services of an independent entity to verify the continued provision of health services at the primary and secondary health facilities.
Rama Krishnan Venkateswaran
Lead Financial Management Specialist
Republic of Zambia
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Director, Local Government Finance and Projects
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