The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entered into a loan agreement for the TT-L1039 – Health Services Support Program (HSSP) for a period of five years August 12, 2017 to August 11, 2021.
The Health Services Support Program (HSSP TT-L1039) aims to prevent and control non-communicable diseases among adults and prevent and control risk factors among primary and secondary school students by strengthening the delivery of integrated primary care services; implementing behavior change programs and policies; ensuring Human Resources for Health (HRH); and enhancing Health Facilities Investment Management.
The Programme is comprised of the following four components:
- Component 1- Implementation of NCD Prevention and Control Plan: The objective is to reduce the morbidity and mortality from NCD’s by increasing screening early identification and treatment of NCD risk factors, as set out in the NCD Prevention and Control Plan.
- Component 2 – Execution of the Human Resources for Health Plan
- Component 3 – Implementation of an e-Health Information Management System (e-HIMS)
- Component 4 – Strengthening of Health Facilities Investment Management
This Consultancy is concerned with Component 1 of the loan program; activity/ WBS 1.5 and seeks an individual consultant to support the public health laboratories to maximise the benefits of the training that will be provided in the efforts to approach Tier 1 of the Caribbean Laboratory Quality Management Systems – Stepwise Improvement Process (LQMS-SIP).