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USAID INTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAM (IHP)-

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ONSITE TRAINING OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS ON PACKAGES FOR CHILD HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (PHCS) AND PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITIES (PHFS) USING THE LOW DOSE HIGH-FREQUENCY APPROACH (LDHF) IN EBONYI STATE AND OR THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT)

PALLADIUM
USAID INTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAM (IHP)
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
EOI #1 REFERENCE NUMBER: EOI NUMBER IHP-T006-2020-EOI001- EBONYI STATE EOI #2 REFERENCE NUMBER: EOI NUMBER IHP-T007-2020-EOI001- FCT
TITLE: ONSITE TRAINING OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS ON PACKAGES FOR CHILD HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (PHCS) AND PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITIES (PHFS) USING THE LOW DOSE HIGH-FREQUENCY APPROACH (LDHF) IN EBONYI STATE AND OR THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT) UNDER “USAID INTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAM”

1. OVERVIEW
USAID’s Integrated Health Program(IHP) would like to invite qualified local entities, Nigerian Non-governmental Organizations (For-Profit and Not-for-Profit), non-governmental professional associations, training institutions and other qualified organizations to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) with respect to technical, managerial and other aspects of the program described below. The EOI may come as a single entity application or as a consortium IHP is seeking interested eligible organizations that have interest in training in Ebonyi and or FCT to implement a grant for competency-based skills training of healthcare providers at Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and private health facilities (PHFs) on child health, immunization and nutrition services in Ebonyi and or FCT. This training will use a Low Dose High frequency (LDHF) modular training approach and will involve onsite facility-based training, supervision and clinical mentoring of the health workers on child health thematic areas including Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and other areas of Nutrition and Routine Immunization. The roll out will be in IHP supported facilities in FCT and Ebony state as follows:

(i) Ebonyi State: 198 health facilities: 171 PHCs (the designated 1 PHC per Ward) and 27 Private Health Facilities (PHFs).
(ii) FCT: 124 health facilities: 62 PHCs (the designated 1 PHC per ward), and 62Private Health Facilities (PHFs)
This EOI is open to registered non-governmental organizations or a consortium of organizations in Nigeria who may or may not be resident in Ebonyi State or FCT but who are technically capable of providing the required services and willing and able to provide on-site training at the Primary Health Care facilities, General Hospitals and Private facilities that will be listed by IHP in Ebonyi state and the FCT.

The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care services. IHP is providing technical assistance and capacity building to the State Ministries of Health in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT, State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDA/PHCDB), Local Government Authorities/Area Councils, and Wards to apply state-of-the-art evidence, best practices and learning from within Nigeria and globally to deliver a fit-for-purpose capacity building approach to optimize health worker skills and confidence to deliver high-impact integrated RMNCH+NM services in the States.

IHP collaborates with other USAID implementing partners, such as Breakthrough Action- Nigeria (BA-N), Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) projects to increase demand for services and improve access to essential medicines and commodities, and to improve malaria case management.

2. OBJECTIVE
To build toe capacity of frontline healthcare workers at Primary Health Care facilities and Private facilities to provide gender-sensitive, high quality child health services in Ebonyi state and toe FCT by 30 September, 2021.

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