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OPPORTUNITY, CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE EMONC STUDY AT UNFPA 2017

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CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE EMONC STUDY AT UNFPA 2017

Overview
Maternal mortality is unacceptably high. Globally about 830 women die every day from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications.. Almost all these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, and most could be prevented. Most maternal deaths in Zanzibar occurs during child birth and in the immediate postnatal period Although progress has been made in reduction of maternal mortality around the globe between 1990 – 2015, some countries in Sub Saharan Africa such as Tanzania did not achieve the MDG5 and their maternal mortality ratio remains high at 454/100,000 livebirths (data source).

Like Tanzania mainland, Zanzibar also has high maternal mortality ratio with the current level of 350/100,000 live births (Census 2012) and the trend is not stable for example Facility based MMR increased from 187/100,000 LB in 2014 to 236/100,000LB in 2015 .

Zanzibar has made a significant stride in reducing infant mortality from 54/1000 Live Births in 2010 to 45 deaths/1000 Live Births in 2015 however, neonatal mortality has not declined (28 neonatal deaths/1000 live births in 2010 as compared to 29 neonatal deaths/100live births in 2015/2016) and there are indications that the rate may rise if concrete and concerted actions are not taken. Reduction in neonatal deaths is critical for achieving significant reduction in infant mortality since neonatal deaths contribute to 62% of infant mortality in Zanzibar. Preventable perinatal complications such as birth asphyxia and neonatal sepsis contribute significantly to neonatal deaths.

Purpose 
The study is aiming at assessing the current working environment for EmONC services delivery, health workers’ practices and bottlenecks in delivering EmONC so as to inform interventions for improving access, availability and quality of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) and other related MNH services at selected health facilities in Zanzibar. The study will assess the progress made on EmONC service provision since 2012 and identify strengths and gaps and make recommendations for improvement

Request for proposals
The detailed Terms of Reference is in the request for proposal (RFP) document UNFPATTZAJRFPI2017/002 which is available/posted on the UNFPA Tanzania Country Office Website under vacancies accessible via URL http://tanzania.unfpa.org. Organizations or firms that qualify and wish to apply should access the RFP document from this site. Within the site the Bidding documents can be found under the section ‘CURRENT VACANCIES’.

In case of need for clarifications please write to the Bid Officer via email tanzania.office@unfpa.org  All responses to questions asked will be posted in the website next to the bid documents. As indicated in the Bid RFP sealed bids separated into (1) Technical proposal and (2) Financial Proposal marked “SUPPLY OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE EmONC STUDY IN ZANZIBAR” (and each sealed separately) should be submitted to the following address by 12th October 2017 by 4:00pm Tanzanian Time.

BID CENTRE
UNFPA Tanzania Country Office
P.O. Box 9182,
Barack Obama Drive Plot 11, Seaview
Dar es Salaam

Disclaimer: UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Source: The Guardian September 22, 2017

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