Equipment purchased under WB project in Azerbaijan's health sector
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend A.Akhundov /
The WB will implement a project to reform the health care system in Azerbaijan, an official press reported on Friday.
The tender consists of three lots, the first of which involves the purchase of medical equipment and supplies for the four rural hospitals, the second of which involves eight primary health care clinics, and the third of which involves a maternity ward.
The cost of participation in the tender is 275 manat or $ 350.
Bids are accepted until 14:45 October 8, 2012 and will be opened on the same day at 15:00.
Project to reform the health care system in Azerbaijan consists of four main components:
- Strengthening the management capacity of the Health Ministry, sectoral policy, planning policy and regulation;
- Improving the quality and efficiency of health care services in the five pilot areas, which includes the modification of the primary level of services at the district level and the construction of three regional hospitals, strengthening links between the primary and secondary levels of health care provided in these areas;
- The reform of health care financing, the gradual transition to the principles of compulsory health insurance;
- Improvement of human resources, including a certification program for medical personnel.
The project was approved by the WB Board of Directors on June 29, 2006, and its implementation began in December 2006.
As of February 2012, some $32 million out of funds provided by the World Bank has been used.
The project completion is scheduled for December 2012.
The first project's implementation was completed in September 2006.