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Invitation for Submission of Expressions of Interest

RECRUITMENT OF INDEPENDENT CONSULTING FIRM

FOR CONDUCTING SELECTED RESEARCH

 

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is implementing the “Second Health Care in the Central Highlands” Project (HICH2) in 5-year period, which is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). HICH2 Project focuses on 5 provinces in the Central Highlands region, including Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong. The overal objectives are to support the development of the health system in the Central Highland to meet the increasing needs for health services of the people, especially the poor, ethnic minorities and other marginalized groups, looking forward to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. 

With the above-mentioned objectives, the Project will improve service quality to increase access to and use of health services at the population level through: (i) improving facilities by building new, upgrade some CHSs, ICPs and district hospitals including WWTPs, (ii) providing medical equipment and HMIS for central levels, provincial, district, commune and village levels, (iii) health human resources development through long-term and short-term training courses in professional and managerial skills and (iv) service access support.

The Project includes 3 components:

Component A: Improving primary health care at the commune level:

Component B: Improving Access and Quality of Hospital Services:

Component C: Strengthening Management Capacity at all levels:

Contract description:

Results of household survey showed that there was significant difference between the group of Kinh women and ethnic minority women about the rate of using maternal and child health (MCH) services during pregnancy and delivery. All 6 contents of MCH care were found a higher rate of using by Kinh women than by ethnic minority ones, especially two MDG 5 targets. These were important indicators contributing to reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, thus the ethnic minority women should be received a priority intervention in the Central Highlands provinces in the near future.

According report from Administration of Medical Examination and Treatment, Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2011, the total value of medicine used in hospitals accounted for 59.5% of total hospital charges annually. The supply and use of inessential drugs which are not really necessary in hospitals is increasing. Expensive drugs, imported drugs, brand-name drug, inessential drug is often used with a high proportion especially in the central hospitals. This explains the cost of treatment is always high proportion of total health spending.

As such, the Project Central Management Unit of the Second Health Care in the Central Highlands (CPMU), Ministry of Health is seeking an independent consulting firm for conducting selected research to (i) Survey on utilization and providing health services including maternal and child health service among Kinh and ethnic women in the Central Highlands and (ii) Pharmaceutical Analyses including drug supply process and drug accessibility in public hospital in the Central Highlands.

Qualification requirements:

The CPMU of Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consulting firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

How to apply:

The interested consulting firms need to submit an Expressions of Interest (EOI) in both English and Vietnamese versions (01 original and 05 copies) including information on expertise and experiences of the consulting firms and curriculum vitae of proposed staffs. Standard sample for Expressions of Interest and TOR will be delivered at the following address of the Project from the advertising date. EOI must be submitted no later than 12:00 AM, 28 November 2017 for application through CMS, and no later than 10:00 AM, 29 November 2017 for application submitted to the CPMU of the Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project, at the following address:

The Central Project Management Unit of Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project, Ministry of Health,

Room B7A, Floor 4, Office Building, Pullman Hotel, 40 Cat Linh, Dong Da, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Telephone: + 8424 37265532; Fax: + 8424 37265536;

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Ha Van Thuy

Project Director

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