RFP #2020-047 | Development of Human Resources for Health Information System (HRHIS)
The Tanzanian Government, through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) has formulated a Digital Health Strategy and Digital Health Investment Roadmap. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the Government by contributing funding towards implementing parts of this strategy and roadmap, through a five-year project called the Data Use Partnership (DUP), which is a Government project, administered and supported by PATH. Included within the DUP is work to implement an improved HRHIS. To address challenges, the Ministry has developed requirements for an improved HRHIS, which will track human resources for health through pre-service training, professional registration, employment and continuous professional development in one system.
The improved HRHIS will facilitate HRH data sharing and use, including data on how many health workers are qualified and registered, data on where workers are employed (public and private health sector), data on health workers who are qualified but not currently employed in the health sector, and data on what training and continuous professional development health workers have undergone. The Government has developed a detailed requirements document for the improved HRHIS through a series of extensive stakeholder consultations, which is attached to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
Request for Applications #2020-07 | Small Grants Program for NCD Service Delivery Using Digital Tools
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread across the world with devastating results. The virus is highly transmissible, has substantial fatal outcomes in high-risk groups, and has caused huge societal and economic disruption. The highest risk for developing severe and even fatal disease is among the elderly and people with underlying Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer. These same diseases are the leading causes of death and disability globally, and account for one in every three deaths in Kenya. Alternative channels are needed for providing NCD care Persons Living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) to reduce their chances of contracting Covid-19. Several containment measures have been proposed, including full/partial lockdowns on movement. PLWNCDs have reported challenges with accessing health facilities for care and medication. Some have lost their livelihoods and therefore not able to meet the costs of their care. Transport has become more expensive as fewer people are allowed in a taxi or Public Service Vehicles (PSV) and consequent increase in passenger fares.
In this regard, PATH in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Access Accelerated seeks to engage eligible organizations who will implement novel models for delivering care and medicines to PLWNCDs in their communities and households using digital tools and/or telemedicine interventions through a small grants program.
Request for Proposal #2020-041 | Asset Tracker 2 Subnational Data Collection
PATH has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to understand programmatic implementation of nine assets in five key geographies specifically focusing on service delivery, use (both by providers and clients), and community-level demand and access.
PATH is seeking a research organization in selected countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria) that has capacity to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in a collaborative manner. The selected partner will assess facility-level milestones related to policy operationalization, implementation, delivery, quality, and crude coverage of sleeted assets as described in the RFP through discussions with key stakeholders in the health system. The partner will also collect relevant data from HMIS or LMIS, parallel HIS systems for specific health programs, or surveillance data, as needed. The purpose of the in-depth interviews with health providers and facility managers is to explore their perceived role in management/care provision, typical workflow, decision-making around health service provision, and constraints and barriers to effective care of mothers and neonates with a lens on the focus assets.
Request for Application #2020-038: G6PD Mobile Results Interpretation App and Engine
Plasmodium (P.) vivax is the most common species of malaria in countries close to eliminating the disease. The two commercially available drugs that can cure P. vivax are contraindicated for individuals with low levels of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). PATH and our partners have advanced a point-of-care diagnostic device to measure G6PD activity. This test device, known as the STANDARD™ G6PD Test, is manufactured by SD Biosensor (South Korea) and is now commercially available in several malaria-endemic countries. This product could be enhanced through digital connectivity to improve its use and workflow including patient data management, accurate results interpretation, quality control, and patient referral and monitoring.
The Diagnostics Program, in collaboration with Digital Square, seeks to develop a digital solution to successfully transfer and interpret data from the STANDARD G6PD Test device into a digital solution. Successful data transfer and interpretation is defined as user-friendly, accurate, and comprehensive. The digital solution would improve the test’s use and workflow and support clinical case management of malaria. PATH is requesting applications to partner with mobile health developers to develop, test, and implement solutions in a manner that will be interoperable with health systems in high-priority countries for malaria control and elimination.
Supplier Prequalification | 2020-2022
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