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With funds provided by German Federal Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the German Financial Cooperation “Telemedicine in Northern Afghanistan” project (AA No. 2097 10 260) (the “Project”) will support the expansion of telemedicine networks in Northern Afghanistan with a focus on Mother and Child Health Care (MCH). The Project will finance video conferencing and tele-medical workstation equipment in three (3) provincial hospitals (Faizabad, Kunduz and Taloqan) and one (1) regional hospital (Mazar-e-Sharif) for an expansion of the telemedicine services. These hub hospitals will also be provided with comprehensive telemedicine infrastructure along with adequate workstations for specialists as well as with selected digital diagnostic equipment. Further, up to 38 selected healthcare facilities on district and community level will be supported with selected digital diagnostic equipment and essential telemedicine equipment which shall facilitate connection to the hub hospitals. The accompanying measures complementing the investment measures focus on the development of a regulatory framework for the use of telemedicine including guidelines for implementation and organization of telemedicine networks, guidelines on reimbursement of consultation services on telemedicine, development of the system for monitoring/evaluation of the efficient use of telemedicine services and legal basis for electronic patient records. Additionally, user trainings for new telemedicine equipment, its maintenance and appropriate methods for diagnosis and treatment will be provided.
Requested Consulting Services:
Besides general management of the Project in accordance with KfW’s standard requirements and procedures, the scope of services for the Implementation & Accompanying Measures Consultant (“IC”) comprises responsibility for preparation of the implementation concept and the technical specifications for the telemedicine network and diagnostic equipment, the design of minor required civil works for selected health facilities including for roof top PV systems, preparation of tender documents and execution of tenders including bid evaluation in accordance with KfW Guidelines, award of the works and supply contracts, assume the role of the Employer’s Representative in accordance with the FIDIC Green Book and develop and implement a Remote Management, Monitoring and Verification (RMMV) process for supervision of installations and works. The IC shall assist the PEA in preparation, implementation and operation of the Project in compliance with World Bank ESF and the World Bank Group sector specific EHS Guidelines. As part of the accompanying measures, the IC shall, amongst others, organize user trainings including for operation and maintenance of the network and clinical use of medical devices for tele-diagnostics. The IC shall support the development of a business plan and guidelines for the use of telemedicine and develop an organizational structure and cooperation agreements between involved institutions. During the inception phase, a Peace and Conflict Analysis (PCA) shall be prepared.
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