Project Component 1:

Support national kala-azar elimination programme by providing human resources for its better performance

C0A number of challenges are facing the national kala-azar elimination programme: robustimplementation of NKEP activities at the Upazila level, supply chain ruptures; weak surveillance particularly in patients’ follow up and reporting, inadequate human resources for management of cases with kala-azar and PKDL in the SKKRC and a lack of dedicated human resource for continuous monitoring and evaluation of programme activities. As such, it is very important to build up an effective centrally controlled field level team which will communicate with all VL service facilities, initiate reporting, monitor service quality, logistic and supply to improve program activities and to solve unexpected problems in consultation with local and central level authorities. Without any updated reporting system, rapid response to any outbreak, proper management of the complicated cases or ensuring availability of key logistics it will be difficult to achieve and sustain elimination targets.

Seconded Staffs and Their Allocation


Central Level (DGHS)


1. Manager, M&E [1]
Key Responsibilities:
Strengthing M&E activities of the VL elemination program in Bangladesh.

2. Data Management Officer (DMO)[1]
Key Responsibilities:
Maintaining web based surveillance system for VL in Bangladesh

3. Supply Chain Officer (SCO)[1]
Key Responsibilities:
Stimulate ensuring logistic related to program activities at UHC level.

SKKRC


1. Project Physician (PP)[1]

2. Nurse[1]

3. Medical Technologist (Lab)(MTL)[1]
Key Responsibilities:
Support to SKKRC in treating patients (VL)

Upazila Level


1. Upazila Kala-azar Coordinator (UKC)[5]
Key Responsibilities:
Support Upazila level NKEP activities (Patient surveillance and follow-up)

Seconded Staffs and Their Allocation
Area distribution for UKC