VN051 A Consultant Team to conduct a baseline assessment in maternal and child health care at central and provincial levels in project targets provinces
Each year 295 000 women die as a result of childbirth and almost six million children 0 -14 years lose their lives mostly from preventable causes. The burden remains high in low-income countries at this time, and women who suffer poor socioeconomic status or live in marginalized communities are especially vulnerable.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set a target related to this health problem of ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2020, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.
To help countries in meeting this SDG target, WHO has recently launched a three-year (2021–2023) and multi-country project titled: Improving the quality of hospital care to reduce maternal, newborn, and child deaths and accelerate the achievement of the SDG health targets. Viet Nam is invited to participate this project together with Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan.
A key milestone of this project is a baseline assessment of maternal and child health services in health care facilities in project target provinces (Ha Giang, Thanh Hoa, Dak Lak and Soc Trang), as well as a review of policies relevant to this project. WHO Representative Office in Viet Nam is seeking a capable research team to conduct a baseline assessment
The planned timeline of this assessment is from October 2021 till March 2022. Considering the biennial cycle of WHO programme budget and workplans, 2 contracts will be issued to the same winner of bidding process under this ToR. The first contract should be completed by end of December 2021, and the second contract will be completed by end of March 2022.
Planned timelines (subject to confirmation): 1 year with possible extension
Start date: 22/10/2021
End date: 30/03/2022
Address for applications:
World Health Organization
UN Building, 304 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
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