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 February 2020. Within the scope of the project, the Coordination Committee and Technical Working Group were established under Health Minister’s resolutions of A/273 and A/529 respectively.

The objective of the establishment of Coordinating Commitee and Technical Working Group is to provide guidance, monitor the implementation of the project and ensure inter and multi sectoral coordination and participation to the development of Action Plan of the State Policy on Health and its supporting documents. 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 Coordinating Committee was held on October 01, 2019 in the MoH. The Coordinating Committee members comprised of the heads the MoH departments and divisions, the head of the City Health Department and heads of the state hospital and health centers as well as international organizations representatives attended the meeting and gave their comments and recommendations on the draft Action Plan of the State Policy on Health.

Project overview

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.