The Ministry of Health (MoH) commissioned with Asian Development Bank funded by Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction started implementing the Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Policy on Health Development Project between April 2018 and October 2019. Within the scope of the project, the Working Group was established under resolution A/529 of the Minister of Health. The objective of the Working Group establishment is to provide assistance to the development of Action Plan of the State Policy on Health and its supporting documents and to build the capacity of the health sector policy planning, monitoring and evaluation and implementation coordination. Chaired by the State Secretariat of the MoH, Mr.B.Byambadorj and organized by the Consultancy Team and Project Implementation Unit, the first meeting of the Working Group was held on January 25, 2019 in Corporate Hotel. The meeting drew a broad participation of the heads of the departments and divisions of the MoH, head of the City Health Department and heads of the state hospital and health centers as well as a representative from the World Health Organization, Mongolia.
The Consultancy Team comprised of two international consultants from Conseil Sante and five national consultants from IRIM are to develop Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Policy on Health (2019-2026). The documents will include the following sub-components: (i) Essential and Complimentary Package of Services, (ii) Policy Implementation Strategies (2019-2026), (iii) Policy Implementation Plan (2019-2024), (iv) Medium-term Expenditure Framework (2019-2024), (v) Medium-term Investment Plan with Procurement Processes (2019-2024), (vi) Service Planning Framework (2019-2024) and (vii) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (2019-2024).
It will be used as an umbrella document for preparing the annual plans and budget estimates of health sector organizations at all level. The main document will be consistent with the relevant laws, especially Law on Development Policy Planning.
The Consultancy Team will employ participatory approach for development of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Policy on Health, involving selected national and international stakeholders in thematic and technical working groups. This way, the Project will be able to use the Plan Document Development processes to enable and undertake capacity building through skill development and knowledge sharing thus promoting local ownership of the Plan and its supporting documents.