Project Title

Forum on Mental Health Resiliency among Healthcare Workers in the New Normal 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

HWG 04 2021A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HWG 04 2021A 

Project Title

Forum on Mental Health Resiliency among Healthcare Workers in the New Normal 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth (IERG) 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

48,660 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

48,660 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Philippines 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Malaysia; Peru; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/02/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Arnel Z Rivera / Ronald P Law 

Job Title 1

OIC-Diver IV, Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB) /  Chief, Preparedness Division, HEMB 

Organization 1

Department of Health - Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB) 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(63-2) 86517800 Loca 2204 / 87430568 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

rplaw@doh.gov.ph  

Project Proponent Name 2

Maridith D Afuang / Richie S Enecillo 

Job Title 2

Medical Specialist II, Preparedness Division / Health Program Officer II, Preparedness Division 

Organization 2

Department of Health - Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB) 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

(63-2) 87430568 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

mdafuang@doh.gov.ph / rsenecillo@doh.gov.ph 

Declaration

Gloria J Balboa, Maridith D Afuang and Richie S Enecillo 

Project Summary

In the continuing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care workers face aggravated psychological pressure and even mental health problems prompting the call towards mental health resiliency. The Philippines proposes a forum that aims to enhance mental health resiliency by mainstreaming contextually and culturally-appropriate Mental Health wellness initiatives. The forum will focus on sharing of researches on the psychosocial impacts of the pandemic among healthcare workers, strategic actions, and best practices to address the issue and a discussion on its implications to achieve mental health and economic resiliency. It supports the funding priorities for the nominated sub fund Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth (IERG) as it relates to the Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 (Key Area 4) and promotes experience sharing, capacity building and practical cooperation. The forum shall be conducted virtually with both speakers and participating economies joining remotely.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) as a pandemic in March 2020 while economies across the globe were struggling with the infectious disease. This global health crisis has caused tremendous strain in the health sector and exposed the gaps and deficiencies in health systems underscoring interdependence between health security and economic stability. The healthcare workers constitute the backbone of the healthcare delivery system. The 2020 World Health Report states that human resources are “the most important of the health system’s inputs”.[[1]] An unprecedented global health crisis such as the COVID-19 has put healthcare workers under severe pressure and as a result, makes them highly susceptible to experience psychological and mental problems.  “The fear of becoming infected, the absence of an effective social support system, and the high workload all increase mental disorders.” .[[2]] During the pandemic, healthcare workers are reported to experience anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, and distress. Other psychological and mental problems include fear, disturbed self-efficacy, compromised sleep quality, risk perception, and death anxiety

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) refers collectively to the prevention and management of psychological and social concerns of disasters and emergencies.[[3]]. Although guidelines have been widely endorsed by governments, there is still a need to strengthen its implementation particularly on initiatives to address the mental health and psychosocial concerns experienced by healthcare workers as an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is therefore a need to work together to achieve health system resiliency through resilient human resource starting with institutionalizing a wellness program for our health workers. Mental health resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth and subsequently empowered and productive economies.[[4]].

This project envisions to improve psychosocial interventions for healthcare workers by establishing coordination and partnerships among APEC member economies through sharing of experiences and good practices. This project will be a relevant initial step towards institutionalizing a wellness program among member economies geared towards reducing the psychosocial impacts brought about by disasters among its health force which shall lead to more resilient healthcare workers that are able to withstand crisis such as pandemics and help contribute to economic recovery. As an output, the project also aims to consolidate an APEC Mental Health Resiliency for Health Human Resource compendium, a compilation of the best practices and experiences of MHPSS initiatives for health care workers that the APEC economies can use as reference and basis in developing and implementing policies, guidelines and other key initiatives to improve the psychosocial well-being of their health workers.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: This project supports APEC’s aspirational vision to strengthen mental health and reduce the economic impact of mental health in the Asia-Pacific Region. It supports the priority to “aim for inclusive growth, where everyone benefits from integration and progress” as improvements in MHPSS implementation among health workers shall allow vulnerable groups and the whole of the affected communities to survive the psychosocial impacts of emergencies thus facilitating healthier and resilient people and economies. Furthermore, this project supports the funding priorities for the nominated sub-fund Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth (IERG) considering that it relates to the Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 initiative particularly the fourth key area. This project promotes experience sharing, capacity building and practical cooperation among APEC member economies. It also primarily benefits developing member economies and will help mitigate threats to their economic security.

Relevance – Capacity Building: This project allows APEC member economies to help achieve mental health resiliency through sharing of knowledge about strategic initiatives on addressing the MHPSS concerns among health workers brought about by the pandemic in line with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines of MHPSS. Member economies will benefit from the project as it facilitates improvement in the psychosocial initiatives for healthcare workers as it relates towards achieving mental health resiliency as one of the important components of comprehensive community-based rehabilitation from disasters and complex emergencies. This allows to open more areas of work and development in mental health for health service providers during disasters reducing the impacts to health systems and the entire economy. Further, this project will help member economies build comprehensive, sustainable and resilient mental health systems that are capable of responding to public health emergencies and mitigating their threats to the well-being of the people and the economic security of governments.


[1] World Health Organization (WHO). 2000. The Word Health Report 2000: Health Systems: Improving Performance. WHO:Geneva

[2] Vizheh, M., Qorbani, M., Arzaghi, S.M. et al. The mental health of healthcare workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review. J Diabetes Metab Disord 19, 1967–1978 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40200-020-00643-9

[3]Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). 2017. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies. Available at https://www.who.int/mental_health/emergencies/IASC_MHPSS_M_E_30.03.2017.pdf? ua=1

[4]American Psychological Association. 2012. Building your Resilience. Available at https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

Objectives

The main objective of the project is to support actions that will help improve health system efficiencies and foster an enabling local environment for stakeholders in health-related industries by enhancing mental health resiliency among APEC member economies through a consensus on the essential elements in providing contextually and culturally-appropriate mental health initiatives for health workers. It also aims to strengthen the prevention and control of  mental illness and improve health emergency preparedness, response and recovery systems for public health events and disasters in the APEC region.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  

APEC recognizes health as one of the preconditions for economic progress and sees inclusive support as essential to maintaining growth and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups. In this regard, the Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 (HAP2020) Initiative was endorsed by APEC Leaders and Ministers in 2014. This project directly addresses the fourth key area of HAP2020 which is “improving health emergency preparedness, surveillance, response, and recovery systems for public health emergencies, including pandemic and natural disasters.”  This project also directly responds to the 10th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy (HLM) theme of “Building a Resilient Asia-Pacific in a COVID-19 World” by supporting actions that will help improve health system efficiencies and foster an enabling local environment for stakeholders in health-related industries. This is also closely aligned with the APEC Health Working Group Statement on COVID-19 which values exchanging views on the public health implications of efforts to control the pandemic, best practices that support the health needs of APEC member economies, and knowledge-exchange aiming to promote resilient health systems in the APEC region. Further, this project also responds to the 9th APEC HLM in 2019 which recognizes the importance of promoting positive mental health and well-being and increasing access to comprehensive mental health services through a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach. Lastly, the initiative is in line with the Philippines’ goal to prioritize health-related response programs and infrastructure projects, to help facilitate the strong rebound of the economy and its transition to the "new normal”. 

Alignment – Forum:  

This project supports the Health Working Group mandate of strengthening health systems to increase their efficiency, responsiveness and resilience to achieve and maintain universal health coverage (UHC) and is aligned with the HWG Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (which builds on the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan) in these objectives: 1) Enhancing preparedness, response, and recovery systems for public health emergencies and disasters, including prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; 2) Strengthening health systems to support UHC, providing the whole population with access to safe, effective, quality, affordable, and sustainable primary health care; and 3) Supporting healthy populations across the life-course, including the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, including mental health, and promoting healthy aging. Further, this project addresses the fourth key area of the HAP2020 and directly contributes to Action 8 for Factor 3: Prevention, Control and Awareness of the HAP2020 Roadmap which is “to continue to develop capabilities to respond appropriately to local, regional and global health emergencies, including pandemics and natural disasters”.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  

1. Forum 

The two-day virtual forum will be conducted virtually and will be recorded which will highlight sharing of  Mental Health wellness initiatives and showcase the researches and best practices among APEC member states to give good insights on improving the respective Mental Health initiatives for health workers of participating economies.

The main objective of the project is to support actions that will help improve health system efficiencies and foster an enabling local environment for stakeholders in health-related industries by enhancing mental health resiliency among APEC member economies through a consensus on the essential elements in providing contextually and culturally-appropriate mental health initiatives for health workers.

It will target around 100 participants composed of about 3 or more representatives from APEC economies representing ministries of health particularly those working on Mental Health Program and Policy implementation, disaster response as well as those involved in promoting the welfare of health workers such as those supervising health care delivery during the pandemic (public health or hospital/ facility care).

The activity aims to enhance mental health resiliency by mainstreaming contextually and culturally-appropriate Mental Health wellness initiatives where participants shall share experiences, best practices and challenges in promoting mental health resiliency among their health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic which shall be documented and serve as a basis for developing partnerships and capability building initiatives among APEC member economies. Tentative agenda will include (1) sharing of studies and researches on the psychosocial impacts of the pandemic to heath workers which shall highlight available services and the continuing challenges of achieving mental health resiliency among health responders; (2) economy experiences in implementing efficient Mental Health wellness program for health workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which will include challenges resolved and best practices as well. Sessions per day shall be limited only for 4 hours, for virtual events.

2. Compendium 

A 100-page digital compendium shall be circulated among all APEC economies by December 2022. A limited number of physical copies of the compendium will also be published. The document will reflect key recommendations as reference for consideration for policy makers and implementers from the member economies. It shall serve as a good reference to improve policies and initiatives to promote mental health among health workers amidst crisis and emergency situations. 

Prior to the activity, a pre-forum survey shall be circulated among APEC member economies ( e.g. project officers, Mental Health Program Managers and or representatives from the ministries of health working on Mental Health policy and program implementation) to gather pertinent data related to their experiences, best practices and challenges in implementing programs on mental health resiliency of healthcare workers among member economies particularly during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The data will be used as basis for the forum’s program plan and the actual conduct of the activity. 

Outcomes:  

1. The participants’ knowledge on the issues and challenges to promote mental health resiliency among health workers amidst crisis and pandemics is improved and shall prompt them to strategize initiatives in their respective economies. This can be measured through a participant feedback survey, on how participants will apply the knowledge they gained to their work, and what specific recommendations or issues they plan to take forward.

2. Long term outcome will be an improvement in the mental health wellness of health workers and health responders  leading to healthier communities and an improved economy in general which can be measured through extensive  researches relating such improvements to the  mental health resiliency exhibited by the health workers.

Beneficiaries:  

The primary beneficiaries from this project are (1) health professionals and health practitioners who implement and provide mental health interventions to affected communities and vulnerable populations utilizing the knowledge they will gain from the activity in improving implementation strategies and approaches in providing mental health services; (2) systems leaders, health executives and policymakers, decision makers who are tasked to develop mental health policies and oversee the overall implementation of Mental Health and MHPSS, will have a better grasp and reference on the need to strengthen or develop key policies and guidelines to promote mental health resiliency among health workers and even other vulnerable populations amidst the pandemic as well as (3) health emergency management and disaster management agencies and partner organizations who constantly improve their systems to protect and promote mental health among their staff will be prompted to look into existing policies and guidelines on team deployment to consider inclusion of measures to address psychosocial and emotional stress. 

The secondary beneficiaries on the other hand shall include (1) researchers who are interested on mental health and its impact to health workers as the activity shall provide a baseline information and basis to venture on studies that shall have direct or indirect impact to the overall mental health of health workers in crisis situations;  (2) the general public and other stakeholders from APEC economies who are interested in developing and improving their programs and initiatives on mental health promotion among health workers as well as the (3) representatives from private sectors who has mandates and interests in implementing Mental Health program can benefit from the activity. They may also be invited to be resource persons to share studies and projects related to the objectives of the project. The participants of the activity must have competent English communication skills as the main medium of instruction and communication will be English.

Dissemination

The compendium shall be published in digital and printed form and will provide all information on the proceedings, key agreements and other technical information include best practices that will be disseminated among APEC member economies in accordance with the Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Branding Manual.

The digital/ online copy can be accessed online for free in the APEC website by the public bounded by copyright and data sharing policies and regulations. The target audience of the project are health professionals and health practitioners, mental health system leaders, health executives, policymakers, researchers including the general public who have interests to learn and use the output as guide to develop and improve existing mental health program initiatives for health workers and responders. All publications and disseminations of data and information such as those containing personal data shall conform with the data privacy act.

Gender

Men, women and other genders are encouraged to participate and shall benefit from all the activities, outputs and outcomes of the project. The project shall benefit women through improvements in the overall mental health resiliency programs and initiatives of participating economies which shall consider their specific need and concerns (e.g. pregnancy, menstruation, solo parenthood, physical limitations, emotional vulnerabilities etc.). The table below reflects projected percentages of female participants and female experts/ speakers:

Targets

Female Participants (%)

50 %

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

50 %

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women’s economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

       /

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

       /

5

Innovation and Technology

      /

The project addresses the lack of skills and capacity in identifying initiatives and specifically implementing actions to promote the mental wellbeing of health workers including women. Furthermore, the project shall have an impact in developing leadership, voice and agency among women as the output of the project shall help improve policies and protocols where leadership and voice to promote wellbeing is a possibility. Lastly, as the project facilitates sharing of good practices among implementers, innovations and technologies in improving access to mental health wellness among health workers particularly women who have specific concerns will also be improved.

The PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (and not only the APEC funded) from the project event. This set of data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat when the project completes and will serve to guide future POs on their own gender parity targets’.

Anent to this, in collecting feedbacks as part of the activity evaluation, the PO shall include the question of whether the workshop has satisfactorily addressed gender issues related to the objectives of the project. When processing the results of the feedback to this question, the data shall be disaggregated by gender in order to evaluate if the satisfaction level varies according to the participant’s gender.


Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

Feb – Mar 2022

Development and finalization of the Forum work plan

Development and approval of the Terms of Reference for the contractors

1)   Events logistics contractor (Forum-related tasks)

2)   Researcher/Technical resource contractor (Compendium & Surveys)

Contracting and engagement of contractor

Terms of reference for the contractors

Budget and Allocation List

Detailed work plan with schedules and tasking

Accomplished Mandatory Monitoring Report (MR)

1 Apr 2022

Submission the APEC Project Monitoring Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Apr – Jun 2022

Coordination meetings with technical resource team to discuss  content of the technical aspect of the activity; and the events organizer for the proceedings of the activity; listed below are the respective activities for this period:

Development and finalization of the program

Identification of possible Resource Persons

Draft forum program of activities

Resource Persons identified

Jul – Aug 2022

Technical Resource Team

a)   Sending of invitations to resource persons

b)   Request for submission of research abstracts from APEC member economies

c)   Gathering data and analyzing pre-forum survey results

d)   Sending of General Information Circular (GIC) with confirmed agenda

Events logistics coordinator

Forum logistics preparations

Final topics and list of speakers and attendees

Submitted research abstracts from APEC member economies

Pre-forum survey form analyzed

GIC with confirmed agenda

Forum logistics checklist

Sep 2022

Preparatory Meetings with the contractor and the Resource Persons

Dry-runs

Completion of logistical requirements for the activity

Final Program of Activities

Recording of speaker presentations completed

Mock of actual forum

Forum logistics checklist completed

Sep 2022

Conduct of the Online Forum

Note: In the event that the Forum will be video-recorded, the PO will advise participants that the event will be recorded via the GIC, and immediately prior to the event.

Forum

Documentation of the Forum

Oct 2022

Post Activity Evaluation

Drafting of the Compendium

Submission of the Final Compendium to the Secretariat

Post Activity Evaluation Report

Draft Compendium

Finalized Compendium

Dec 2022

Online posting, dissemination and distribution of the approved APEC Mental Health Resiliency for Health Human Resource Compendium

Virtual coordination meeting with APEC member economies to discuss/ update next steps or action points agreed during the forum (*as needed)

Draft Project Completion Report

Budget utilization reports

Endorsed and published Compendium

Feb 2023

Submission of the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

6-12 months after project completion

Participation in the Longer-Term Evaluation of APEC Projects (LTEAP) survey conducted by APEC Secretariat

Risks

Risk

Solution

1)    Lack of economy member engagement and cooperation

Promote and coordinate with APEC member economies and highlight the importance and benefits from participating in the proposed activities

2)   The support funding may not be able to keep up with the implementation plan.

Comprehensive and reasonable budget and project plan which shall consider internal and external factors of implementing the activity (e.g. budget restrictions, allowable allocations, overall funding process, procurement process, budget approval process, liquidation processes/ fund utilization reports etc.)

3)  Politics in general which may affect execution of implementation plan, data collection and possible coordination and partnership opportunities.

Consider online and digital platforms of data collection and coordination and highlight the positive outcome and benefits on policy and implementation of the project to have easier execution and partnership process among APEC member economies.

4)  Restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic such us limitations in conducting face-to-face activities and possible budget realignments to response initiatives which may affect budget allocation and approval.

Consider online mechanisms and platform as the main medium of the project and include feasible/ attainable activities in the overall project plan that may require less rigorous and face to face actions.


Monitoring and Evaluation

In the short term, the project outcome will be measured through a post-activity evaluation survey to the participants. In the long term, evaluation can be facilitated by assessing indicators related to improvement of Guidelines and Collaboration Initiatives that focuses on the overall wellness and mental health promotion programs for health workers during emergencies and disasters.

Outputs / Outcomes

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

1.               Online Forum

1. Contracted executed

March 2022

Certification by PO

Contract

2. No. of experts engaged

10

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.    No. of attending economies

15

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4.  No. of travel eligible economies

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5.  % of participating men/women

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6.  Content developed and deployed

June 2022

Certification by PO

Contract

2.       Forum Compendium

7. No. of experts engaged

5

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

8.  No. of attending economies

16

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

9. No. of travel eligible economies

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

10. % of participating men/women

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

11.  Content developed and deployed

December 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

Outcomes

1. Best practices in implementing Mental Health Wellness initiatives for Health Workers

1. Improvements in the implementation of international best practices by economies

2021 to 2022

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to Working Group

2. Participants knowledge of Mental Health wellness best practices and challenges

2.  % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

3. developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

25%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

4. women report substantial knowledge increase

33%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

5. Recommendations made on how to improve implementation of Mental Health wellness programs for Health Workers

5. No. of recommendations made

10

Included in the Project Report

Report to Working Group

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC

Projects

Others


Linkages

The project supports the efforts of other APEC fora: Emergency Preparedness Working Group, Human Resources Development Working Group and the Life Sciences Innovation Forum, and complements the work of the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health of which the Philippines is also a member. Further, this project is aligned with the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan and disaster risk reduction and management in health in line with the Sendai Framework. It also supports the Netherlands 2019 International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations’ call on the need to make mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) a standard component of humanitarian aid. 

This project will invite representatives from member economies to participate and learn from the sharing of experiences and good practices to improve mental health resiliency for health workers amidst the pandemic and for future crisis situations. It shall serve as a platform for collaboration between HWG and the member economies to continue strengthening and initiatives and programs to promote mental health and the overall wellness of health workers as they are seen to be an important member of the health responses yet one of the most vulnerable population for emotional and psychosocial stress.

Sustainability

This project highly considers the importance of sustainability of the project to ensure improvements on future initiatives on promoting overall wellness and mental health resiliency among health workers will be a priority in crisis response. After project completion, the next steps to accomplish related to the projected outputs and outcomes may include: (1) Development of an APEC Mental Health Resiliency for Health Workers Program that member economies can implement and use as overall guide to improve ongoing programs, (2) Conduct researches on topics related to MH resiliency of health workers during emergencies, and (3) Creation of a cooperative network to maintain  and continue efforts to discuss and support member economies to achieve and implement better initiatives for the overall wellness of the health workers during crisis. Progress outcomes shall be measured through implementing agreed M and E indicators and related research studies related to Mental Health resiliency among health workers during crisis. Some of these next steps can be further achieved and implemented as a continuing APEC project while also being considered as concrete initiatives to be implemented locally by the proposing/ implementing economy.

Project Overseers

The Department of Health through the Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB) and the Mental Health Program in partnership with the Bureau of International Health Cooperation (BIHC) of the Philippines, will lead the management of the project. The project team comprises of officials from relevant stakeholders within the department involved in the preparation and implementation of the project which include: (1) Technical staff from the MHPSS Core team represented by DOH Mental Health Program and HEMB, the National Center for Mental Health, the World Health Organization and other government and non-government partners who has knowledge, expertise and experiences in implementing and developing programs on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support services; (2.) Bureau of International Health Cooperation of the Department of Health which shall provide technical support and guidance in finalizing key documents, coordinating with APEC HWG and member states on requirements, deliverables and deadlines and the overall implementation of the project; (3) Department of Health Accounting, Budget and Administration Unit to guide and facilitate budgetary and administrative requirements and procedures in implementing the project in accordance to COA budget and auditing rules and regulations; and (4) Department of Health Human Resource Development Bureau to provide guidance and support overall capability and capacity building initiatives as an outcome of the activity.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

The POs seek APEC funding to hire a contractor who will assist in the preparation for the forum, actual conduct of the forum and the drafting of the report and compendium.  The following work will be done by the contractor:

Contractor – Event Logistics (Forum):

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Total Hours / Contract Fee (US$)

1.             

Ensuring availability and completion of logistical requirements, sending of invitations and confirmation of participants and speakers, pre-forum coordination/preparatory meetings, venue preparations, dry runs etc.)

a) Coordination meetings with project overseers to discuss activity outline (three meetings)

b) Drafting of the minutes of the meeting and discussion/ accomplishment of action points (three meetings)

c)  Finalization of the program outline

d) Updating and coordination meetings with Resource Persons from member economies

e) Coordination and confirmation of participants from member economies

f) Logistics preparation for the forum (equipment rental, venue arrangement, virtual platform setup and dry runs)

g) Drafting of General Information Circular with confirmed agenda

h) Technical rehearsal/ Dry Run of the Forum

i) Accomplishment of action points/ final suggestions from the technical rehearsal

24

48

8

40

80

80

40

8

40

415 hours / $16,660

2.             

Facilitate actual conduct of the virtual forum and post-activity processing

a)  Setup of online platform

b)  Hosting of the virtual forum, and documentation

c)  Post-event logistics

d) Initial processing of the results of the forum (final number of attendees/forum turnout, evaluation of objectives, feedback of participants, etc.)

1

5

1

40

Contractor -  Research (Compendium and Surveys):

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

Total Hours / Contract Fee (US$)

1)   Plot the topics and questions of the pre-forum survey

2)   Analysing the survey results

3)   Initial drafting of the compendium

4) Revision and finalizing of the draft compendium based on comments/inputs of the meeting and from forum members

40

60

150

100

350 hours / $26,400


Waivers

Not Applicable.

Are there any supporting document attached?

No 
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