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Health sector review

Papua New Guinea
Field of Expertise:
Leadership/ Governance/ Policy/ Strategic Planning/ Management/ M&EPolicy/Governance/System; Sector Wide Approach (SWAp)Health Policy / Policy Dialogue / Governance / Legal framework; Health Sector Review / Health Sector Diagnosis / health sector performance; Planning, Organisation and Management
Narrative description of project:
Based on the evolution of the Government's health policy as stated in the National Health Plan 2001-2010 and in consultation with other aid agencies the project aim was to:
  • evaluate the potential of coordination with other aid agencies within the sector-wide approach (SWAp, including monitoring, reporting and financial mechanisms

  • and to assess the possibilities and the modalities for the ADB to assist the health sector within the framework of the SWAp, considering increasing bilateral grant funding and better use of loan funding
Description of services provided:

  • consultation of provincial and district stakeholders (in discussion groups)

  • identification of the priority targets and the most efficient modalities to reach the most vulnerable groups in the rural areas

  • identification of the barriers to the effective provision of public services

  • review of the partnership agreements between the provinces

  • discussion of the issues of rural health services under funding and the mechanisms of substitution by external funding