RFP-Technical Assistance for Provision of Essential Preliminary Information to Input on Operational Plan in the Management of Philippine Burden of Disease & Subnational Estimates

RFP-Technical Assistance for Provision of Essential Preliminary Information to Input on Operational Plan in the Management of Philippine Burden of Disease & Subnational Estimates

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Apply By: 30 Jun 2022

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RFP - Technical Assistance for the Provision of Essential Preliminary Information to Input on the Operational Plan in the Management of Philippine Burden of Disease and Subnational Estimates

About the Organization:

World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. WHO are responsible for the World Health Report, the worldwide World Health Survey, and World Health Day.

Background:

The Department of Health (DOH) began a partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in 2017 to estimate burden of disease (BOD) for each province in the Philippines. In anticipation of the shift towards province-led health care provider networks as mandated by the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act (RA 11223), this partnership seeks to supply province-level health officers with evidence to support resource allocation, priority-setting, the management of provider networks in the pursuit of local health goals.

As the steward of the annual Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, IHME is the world’s leading technical authority on burden of disease science, having quantified the health effects of disease, injuries, and risk factors in more than 195 countries from 1990 to the present. In 2018, IHME and the World Health Organization (WHO) formally established a collaboration in order to improve the timelines, accuracy and policy relevance of health data.

Purpose/Specific Objective:

  • To assess the current data and stakeholder landscape of Philippine burden of disease
  • To develop strategies for institutional partnerships to increase access to externally owned health data
  • To develop a general process guide for validating IHME BOD estimates

Description:

The contractual partner shall work under contract with the Office of the World Health Organization Representative in the Philippines in coordination with the DOH Epidemiology Bureau.

Methods:

Output 1. Inception Report and Activity Plan

  • Deliverable 1.1. Complete technical and financial proposal with attached budget matrix and Gantt chart of activities

Output 2. Data and stakeholder landscape of Philippine Burden of

Estimates (BOD)

  • Deliverable 2.1. map all local data sources for IHME BOD estimation, both internal and external
  • Deliverable 2.2. Conduct a stakeholder mapping of all Philippine institutions with or producing health-related data necessary for burden of disease estimation
  • Deliverable 2.3. Review existing institutional data policies of potential institutional partners for the management of Philippine BOD

Output 3: Strategies for institutional partnership to increase access to externally- owned health data

  • Deliverable 3.1. Identify and recommend strategies for accessing identified high-priority health data sources
  • Deliverable 3.2. Review existing validation processes of other countries using IHME BOD estimates

Output 4: General process guide for validating IHME BOD estimates

  • Deliverables 4.1. Identify and recommend specific validation process components for adoption or adoption by the Epidemiology, including criteria that can be used as basis for initiating validation and data source evaluation

Specific Requirements:

The individual contractual partner or institution's members must fulfil the following qualifications

Education and Certifications:

  • The team leader and members must have at least Masters’ degree in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology and other related areas

Work Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant work experience in epidemiological research in Philippines or Burden of Disease Estimation
  • At least 3 projects or research undertaken with government institutions or academic institutions of similar nature and magnitude in the Philippines and/or internationally

Submission:

Qualified and interested specialists should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer through WP RO UNGM at < wproungm@who.int > by 30 June 2022

  • Curriculum Vitae {for individual contractors/team members} or Company Profile {for institutional applications}
  • Cover letter. The cover letter should outline how their experience and qualifications make them a suitable candidate for this bid.
  • Proposal indicating solution, methodology, timelines
  • Financial proposal

Please use Tender Notice No. 176421 as subject to all submission. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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