According to bank documents, the project objective is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Sierra Leone.
The additional activities will be incorporated into the existing components of the parent project as described below.
Component 1: Supporting national and sub-national public health institutions for prevention and preparedness (total US$3.23 million, of which AF2 US$0.13 million equivalent from IDA grant)
Sub-component 1.2: Community Engagement and Risk Communication (total US$1.43 million, of which AF2 US$0.13 million equivalent from IDA grant). This sub-component is proposed to be scaled up. The parent project’s activities that support risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) will continue and expand the community outreach with tailored risk communication and community engagement in alignment with the scaling up of COVID-19 vaccination nationwide, including hard-to-reach communities and remote areas.
Component 3: Emergency COVID-19 Response (total US$29.17 million, of which AF2 US$17.97 million equivalent from IDA grant).
Sub-component 3.3: COVID-19 vaccines service delivery (total US$4.87 million from the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Trust Fund (HEPRTF), of which AF2 US$1.37 million equivalent from IDA grant). This sub-component is proposed to be scaled up. The AF2 will support the preparation and operationalization of scaling up of COVID-19 vaccines deployment in the country.
Contact: Kazumi Inden
Title: Senior Health Specialist
Telephone No: 5220+82530
Contact: Kofi Amponsah
Title: Senior Economist, Health
Telephone No: 5342+3302
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