Feasibility Study: Primary and First Referral Level Service Strengthening in Tribal Districts of Orissa

Country: 
India
Region: 
Area of competence: 
Integrated Primary Health Care
Donor organization: 
KfW (KfW Development Bank)
Start of Project: 
10/1998
End of Project: 
12/1998
Staff-month: 
4
Value of service: 
€ 130,800
Partner Organisations: 
Vimarsh - The Consultancy Group
Description of Project: 

KfW required a detailed and comprehensive feasibility study of the proposed project and evidence to show that the resulting project would lead to improved service quality and user satisfaction, to increased utilisation, and to an improved health status of the population. The study was carried out by the consortium EPOS (lead firm) and Option Consultancy Services Ltd (UK) and a local partner, Vimarsh Consultancy Group. The project objective was to develop a fully justified and costed project proposal for KfW support in the health sector to the primary and first referral level in seven districts in Orissa with significant tribal populations.

Description of Services: 

To develop a fully justified and costed project proposal for KfW support in the health sector to the primary and first referral level in seven districts in Orissa with significant tribal populations. - Description of necessary conditions which enhance the envisaged changes in Orissa state’s health sector - Identification of key areas of change - Collection of relevant information on the situation of primary and first referral level health facilities in the selected districts - Development of a fully justified and costed project proposal for an investment project at the primary and first referral level - Identification of necessary inputs of technical assistance and the recurrent cost to guarantee success and sustainability of the project