Burundi Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Resilience Project (WB-P504531)

  • Burundi
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 29, 2024
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Burundi- Ministry of Health
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 31, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Feb 28, 2024

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the objective of this project is to strengthen health system resilience and multisectoral preparedness and response to health emergencies in the Republic of Burundi.

Strengthening the Preparedness and Resilience of the Health System to Manage Health Emergencies
Improving Early Detection of and Response to HEs through a multisectoral approach
Project Management

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

Environmental risk rating The Project’s environmental risks have been analyzed and is “Moderate”. In summary, the project will have considerable positive outcomes, as it aims to strengthen the preparedness, response, and resilience of health systems in Burundi to HEs. The main environment, health, and safety risks include infectious waste; pharmaceutical waste; chemical waste; contaminated wastewater; lack of provision of adequate potable water at healthcare facilities; potential existing on-site environmental liabilities; potential environmental, health, and safety impact/risks; air emission sources at healthcare facilities; and potential risks related to exposure of biological agents; and health safety risks and impacts that may result from exposure to hazardous materials/waste, and radiation. No greenfield civil works are expected during the project implementation.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Total Operation Cost: $ 50.00 million

IDA Grant: $ 50.00 million

Contact Information
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World Bank

Task Team Leader: Olivier Basenya / Title: Senior Health Specialist
Email: obasenya@worldbank.org

TTL Contact: Ramesh Govindaraj / Job Title: Lead Health Specialist
Email: Rgovindaraj@worldbank.org

TTL Contact: Omer Ramses Zang Sidjou / Job Title: Senior Health Specialist
Email: rzang@worldbank.org


Republic of Burundi

Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Health
Cleophile AKINDAVYI, Director General of health services and fight against AIDS, akindavyicleo@yahoo.fr
Jean Charles NTAHIMPERA, Director General of Resources, charles.ntah@yahoo.fr
Polycarpe NDAYIKEZA, Director General of Planning, pondaykey@gmail.com


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