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Division & Project Overview : The USAID awarded URC the five-year BARMM Health Capacity Building Activity in the Philippines (2019- 2024).
This project aims to support BARMM to achieve a self-reliant health system by building commitment and strengthening the capacity of the government, civil society, and communities to develop, implement, and finance solutions to improve health in BARMM.
2) fortified quality of family planning and FP related-child health services; and 3) bolstered key public health and systems needed to support FP / MCH behaviors and services.
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Ministry of Health (MOH), through the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), under Sec 22, Art IX, Comprehensive and integrated health service delivery, establish a general hospital system excellent and affordable medical services is mandated to implement and oversee the health systems in the region.
In this light, the MOH, through the Integrated Provincial Health Offices (IPHOs), is directed to manage local health systems in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi through local government units (LGUs) of the province of Basilan and Marawi City.
With their health offices, they are responsible for implementing and maintaining their local health systems as devolved LGUs.
This entails the obligation and the responsibility of the MOH to govern the regional health system and ensure quality and accessible health programs in BARMM.
Through the Universal Health Care Act, the BARMM is likewise mandated to implement an integrated and comprehensive approach and a health care model that provides access to a comprehensive set of quality and cost.
Its intent is for the health system to be integrated so that the continuum of care is not fragmented. The opportunities that UHC law offers go with it the exigencies to resolve how UHC will come into form in BARMM.
For one, UHC is designed in a devolved structure i.e., health is within the Local Government Unit. Hence, the writing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (national) may take the peculiarities of a devolved health system as opposed to BARMM’s non-devolved health system.
The Ministry of Health with support from USAID's BARMMHealth project organized the high-level meeting to understand better the UHC and its implications in BARMM given that BARMM will be crafting an IRR.
It is thus compelling for MOH-BARMM to assess the UHC Law and align in the context of BARMM through the IRR. The Ministry of Health (MOH) requests for technical assistance in the crafting of the UHC IRR in BARMM.
Thus, BARMMHealth will engage the services of a Short-Term Technical Assistance Consultant to assist MOH in this endeavor.
Deliverables General Objective of the STTA : To assist MOH BARMM in crafting the UHC Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) in BARMM with the engagement of a Short-term Technical Assistance Consultant. Specific Objectives :
Expected Outputs and deliverables :
This consultancy will be implemented from August 24-October 7, 2020 for a maximum of 30 days. Expected Outputs Outputs of this TA include contact / meeting reports following the phases of engagement, such as :
Minimum Qualifications :