Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Evaluation of palliative care demonstration sites

The WHA67.19 resolution on palliative care was adopted by Member Sates at the World Health Assembly in 2014. The resolution noted that whilst diverse cost-effective and efficient palliative care models exist, most of the world’s population lacks appropriate access to palliative care and essential palliative care medicines. The resolution also acknowledged that inadequate integration of palliative care into health systems was a major contributing factor in that inequitable access. Member States committed to integrate evidence-based, cost-effective and equitable palliative care services in the continuum of care, across all levels with an emphasis on primary care, community and home-based care and universal coverage schemes. Member States asked WHO to encourage research on models of palliative care that are effective in low- and middle-income countries, taking into consideration good practices.

To advance knowledge and awareness of successful models of palliative care delivery, WHO is seeking a qualified provider to support WHO to conduct an evaluation of 6 palliative care demonstration sites. An external provider will perform a quality external evaluation using a common approach across all sites. These demonstration sites are existing or new palliative care services from a mixture of public, private and NGO services in a variety of country income settings.

WHO is seeking a provider who can undertake a common evaluation across all demonstration sites to generate comparable data on effectiveness and outcomes that can inform the improvement and scale up of national programmes and inform the development of palliative care in other countries.

WHO invites bidders to submit a complete proposal for this project by 31st January 2017.

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