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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
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Date:  4/29/2014 
Provincial Public Health Insurance Development Project, Argentina
The objectives of the Provincial Public Health Insurance Development Project for Argentina are to: (a) increase utilization and quality of key health services for the uninsured target population; and (b) improve institutional management by strengthening the incentives for results in participating provinces and among authorized providers. There are three components to the project; the first component supports provincial public health insurance. This component includes financing to assure capitation payments by National Ministry of Health (MSN) to participating provinces on a declining basis. The health service package contributes to improving the quality of services as well as extending coverage on a per capita basis. The second component is the institutional and management strengthening of the national and provincial ministries of health. This component provides the health ministry's at the national and provincial levels with the tools and information they need to improve governance and their organizational or stewardship capacity. Finally, the third component is the building capacity of the MSN and provincial ministries of health to deliver services. Commitment Amount: US$ 400.00 million.

Activities:
Component 1 - Supporting Provincial Public Health Insurance: Making of capitation payments for Provincial Public Health services for the provision of: (a) general health interventions; and (b) selected health interventions for catastrophic diseases. This component includes financing to assure capitation payments by MSN to participating provinces on a declining basis. The health service package will contribute to improving the quality of services as well as extending coverage on a per capita basis. - Component 2 - Institutional and Management Strengthening of the National and Provincial Ministries of Health: This component provides the health ministries at the national and provincial levels with the tools and information they need to improve governance and their organizational/stewardship capacity. It will comprise the following two subcomponents: (a) improving the management capacity of national and provincial ministries of health, and (b) supporting management, monitoring and evaluation practices. - Component 3 - Building capacity of the National Ministry of Health and Provincial Ministries of Health (MSP) to deliver services: This component strengthens the supply capacity of the MSN and the MSPs through: (a) the provision of equipment (medical, transportation, information technology and communications); and (b) maintenance services needed to upgrade and expand MSN and MSPs’ information and communication systems.

http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P106735/provincial-public-health-insurance-development-project?lang=en&tab=overview

Beneficiaries: 10 million Argentinian citizens

Partners and financing: Government of Argentina
Paragraphs: 15 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  4/29/2014 
Essential Public Health Functions Programs Project, Argentina
The objectives of the Essential Public Health Functions and programs Project are to: (i) improve the stewardship role of the federal public health system, through the strengthening of the essential public health functions, and (ii) increase the coverage and clinical governance of priority public health programs in Argentina. The Project has two components. Component one comprises of the strengthening of the National Ministry of Health (MSN) and provincial ministries' stewardship capacities and improving the public health infrastructure of the priority public health programs. Component two involves improving results at the provincial level in priority public health programs. Commitment Amount: US$ 461.00 million
- Component 1 - Strengthen the MSN’s and provincial Ministries’ stewardship capacities and improve the public health infrastructure of selected priority programs: This component contributes to improving the national and provincial stewardship capacities, using the essential public health functions framework and modernizing management of selected programs and further strengthens the epidemiological surveillance of chronic diseases, through reengineering the MSN to address non-communicable diseases and providing technical assistance and training. This component also strengthens the public health infrastructure, including human resources, for public health labs, blood banks, cold chain and supply monitoring systems. - Component 2 - Improve results of selected public health priority programs at the provincial level: This component contributes to the achievement of results in seven selected programs at the provincial and municipal levels, through two sub-components: (i) Financing public health results in provinces; and, (ii) Improving the efficiency and performance of the programs.

Activities:
Component 1 - Strengthen the MSN’s and provincial Ministries’ stewardship capacities and improve the public health infrastructure of selected priority programs: This component contributes to improving the national and provincial stewardship capacities, using the essential public health functions framework and modernizing management of selected programs and further strengthens the epidemiological surveillance of chronic diseases, through reengineering the MSN to address non-communicable diseases and providing technical assistance and training. This component also strengthens the public health infrastructure, including human resources, for public health labs, blood banks, cold chain and supply monitoring systems. - Component 2 - Improve results of selected public health priority programs at the provincial level: This component contributes to the achievement of results in seven selected programs at the provincial and municipal levels, through two sub-components: (i) Financing public health results in provinces; and, (ii) Improving the efficiency and performance of the programs.

http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P106735/provincial-public-health-insurance-development-project?lang=en&tab=overview

Beneficiaries: Argentinian population

Partners and financing: Government of Argentina
Paragraphs: 15 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

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