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Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Integrating Externally-Financed Health Program

January 20–29: Mission to Tonga to support the development of a nutrient profile model to inform health tax design

Mid-January: Round table discussion with high-level MOH policy makers in Indonesia on concept and implementation of Strategic Health Purchasing

January, 3rd week: Workshop in Indonesia to present results of the optimization modelling for TB program which will inform the development of the National TB Strategic Plan, and the GF proposal

February 6: Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance and the World Bank formally signed the loan and grant agreements for the Vietnam Grassroot Health Project in Ho Chin Minh City. The project is co-financed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the MDTF.

Early February: Supervision mission for the Indonesia–Supporting Primary Health Care Reform (I-SPHERE) project to review implementation progress and identify needs for technical assistance

February, 2nd week: National workshop for final discussion and launch of report on Indonesia’s Health Security Financing Assessment (HSFA)  

February/March: Launch of the Papua New Guinea Economic Update with a special focus on Human Capital

Early 2020: IMPACT Health Project Launch in Papua New Guinea

Quarter 1 (TBC):  Joint Annual Performance Review (JAPR) of the Health Sector/Development Partner Coordination Group (DPCG) in the Solomon Islands

March/April: Launch of the Samoa Health Systems Strengthening Program for Results

March:  Mission to Samoa on Improving the Use of Fiscal Policy to Address Non-Communicable Diseases


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The Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF)

The MDTF supports policy-relevant analytical work, provides resources for targeted in-country technical assistance, and funds global/regional knowledge sharing activities.