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Samoa - COVID-19 Emergency Response Project (English)

The purpose of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Project in Samoa is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. This project consists of three components. Component one is Strengthening Emergency Response for COVID-19. The aim of this component is to strengthen the readiness and emergency response of health care services and communities to meet the surge in demand in anticipation of a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Samoa. This component has two subcomponents: 1.1 - Health system strengthening for case detection, management and treatment, and 1.2 - Infection prevention and control. The second component is Systems Strengthening for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. This component has three subcomponents: 2.1 - Strengthening of the surveillance system and training of public health surveillance personnel for case detection, outbreak investigation, contact tracing and monitoring; 2.2 - Establishment of public health laboratory for human and animal health, and; 2.3 - Conduct Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) to identify gaps and build Samoa’s pandemic preparedness. The third component is Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. This component will finance activities related to project implementation management and monitoring, and evaluation.




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Samoa - COVID-19 Emergency Response Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.