Technical Assistance: Basic Health Services and Family Planning in the 4 Governorates Inn, Abyan, Al Mahwit and Hajjah

Country: 
Yemen
Region: 
Area of competence: 
Integrated Primary Health Care
Donor organization: 
KfW (KfW Development Bank)
Start of Project: 
04/1997
End of Project: 
09/1997
Staff-month: 
5
Value of service: 
€ 199,000
Partner Organisations: 
GITEC Consult GmbH
Description of Project: 

The project was financed with a financial contribution of DM 8.0 million. Components of the programme included: - Rehabilitation and/or construction of selected health facilities at primary or secondary level - Procurement of equipment and medical supplies, including initial drug stocks and contraceptives - Improvement of maintenance of buildings and of maintenance of biotechnical equipment Considering the very difficult socio-economic and geographical environment of the country, the programme focused primarily on improving existing health care facilities.

Description of Services: 

The goal of the programme was to contribute to the improvement of the health situation in Yemen with specific emphasis on the health status of women and children, and the poor and deprived population groups. The objective of the programme was to improve health care in selected districts through the improvement of infrastructure; quality, effectiveness and coverage of health services including mother and child health; and family planning services at primary and secondary level. The consultant conducted the following activities: Development of a programme proposal: justification and goal of the programme; outline of the programme approach Recommendations regarding the project-executing agency including legal status, functions and activities; organisation, management and staff; financial situation; capacity to fulfil its major functions in a sustainable way; relation to the administration o Project cost and funding and project impacts and risks Problem analysis of the existing situation: data collection and preliminary investigations; geographic, demographic and socio-economic data; health situation; health sector financing; needs assessment in the four Governorates