TURKMENISTAN COVID-19 RESPONSE PROJECT (funded by the World Bank)

Project goals

The Objective of the project is to prevent, detect, and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Turkmenistan. The Objective will be achieved through three components as follows:

·         Component 1 will aim to strengthen country-level coordination, risk communication and community outreach, early case detection, isolation and contact tracing, testing, and response capacities (activities which mostly fall within the responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan (MoHMI) Division for Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety and Control. The sub-component 1.2 – Risk communication and community engagement will be implemented in partnership with UNCEF Turkmenistan.

·         Component 2 will focus on strengthening infection prevention and control and case management practices in health facilities (activities which mostly fall within the responsibility of the MoHMI Division for Patient Care). Technical assistance and training for health care workers under this component will be implemented in partnership with the WHO country office in Turkmenistan.

·         Component 3 will support the project management and monitoring and evaluation.

While the loan agreement is signed between the World Bank and the Government of Turkmenistan, project implementation will be supported by UNDP as follows:

 •         Provision of technical assistance to: (i) determine quantities and specifications for the procurement of medical equipment; and (ii) in collaboration with MoHMI, identification of eligible health facilities to receive the procured equipment as per agreed criteria;

•         Procurement and distribution of medical equipment, medicine, and supplies;

•         Procurement of technical assistance;

•         Monitoring and evaluation, verification, and reporting; and

UNDP together with the MoHMI will be responsible for environmental and social management in accordance with the UNDP standards, rules and regulations and in line with the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs) throughout the project. Material measures and actions, documents, or plans will be in line with the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP). UNDP and the MoHMI will monitor and prepare reports on the progress and compliance with the completion of the material measures and actions throughout the implementation of the project.

Strengthening the health care system

The project contributes to the joint efforts of implementing the “Preparedness and Response Plan of Turkmenistan to Acute Infectious Disease” (CPRP), which identifies joined preventive and response measures to combat COVID-19.

Impact

START DATE

October 2021

END DATE

June 2023

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Turkmenistan

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

Ministry of Health,Turkmenist

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF TURKMENISTAN

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$11,288,927

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2021$735,077

2022$5,009,455

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