The African Health Diagnostics Platform (AHDP) to be created is intended as a new health-financing platform to improve laboratory and diagnostic services for low income populations in Sub-saharan Africa, through the creation of functioning partnerships, possibly in the form pf public-private partnerships.
The investment will emphasize diagnostics for TB, HIV, malaria, other infectious diseases and maternal and child healthcare.
AHDP will first target Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Senegal. Another four countries are to be selected.
The purpose of the Technical Assistance is to support the preparation, implementation and subsequent monitoring of the AHDP projects. The TA operation will support the identification, preparation and implementation of investment projects related to improving health diagnosis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Depending on the stage of preparation of the individual investment projects, the Consultant will carry out studies and technical assistance at various stages of the project cycle (gap analysis, studies, support to the establishment of partnership agreements, support to project implementation, etc.). It will identify any potential gaps between women and men's access to diagnostics, the availability of diagnostics for diseases that are particularly prevalent among women (e.g. HPV, cervical cancer, anemia, HIV/AIDS, other forms of cancer, etc.) and the feasibility and market opportunity for expanding the availability of such diagnostics.
Foreseen commencement date: November 2020. Duration 4 years.
The team is composed of 2 permanent experts and a pool of short term experts over project period.