FIRST QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
 OF THE JOINT TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS
For the Period:  December 2004- February 2005

This quarterly progress report from each Joint Technical Working Group is requested by the Secretariat of the Government-Donor Coordination Committee (GDCC) before 25 February 2005. It will be used to prepare a briefing note for the Second GDCC Meeting scheduled to be held on 7 March 2005. Please return the completed questionnaire to H.E. Chhieng Yanara at CDC in both soft and hard copy.

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG):     Health
 

  1. Did the TWG prepare its Terms of Reference?           Yes        No 

  2. Did the TWG prepare an Action Plan?  Yes        No   (if No, please continue to question 9)

If Yes:  When was the Action Plan approved by the TWG?  (date / month / year) 17/Nov/2004

  1. Since the 7th CG Meeting held in December 2004 how many times has the TWG met?   4 times

  2. Is the scheduling of activities in the Action Plan done by month/quarter?  Yes       No 

If No, please go to Q8, but first please identify the methodology that is planned to be employed by the TWG to monitor and report on progress made:
The implementation is monitored through TWGH monthly meeting
 

 
  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that were scheduled to be implemented during the last quarter (December 2004 and February 2005).

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Please use an extra sheet if you need more space.

 

  1. Which of the activities listed in question 5 are being implemented as scheduled?

Activity (please use the same number as shown in Q5)

Comments, if any

Please use an extra sheet if you need more space.

 

  1. Please list the activities that are behind schedule, reasons for delay, and the TWG's recommendations for solving the problems.

 Activity
(please use the same number as shown in Q5)

Reasons for Delay TWG's Recommendation
     

Please use an extra sheet if you need more space.


If you answered "No" to Q4 then please complete Q8 below, otherwise please go to Q9.
 

  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that have been implemented during the last quarter (December 2004-February 2005).

Activity

Comments, if any
  1. Monitor sector performance

Budget disbursement discussed at monthly meeting during preparation for CG Benchmark 2004

Regular updating of HSSP and on preparations for the Joint Sector Performance Review in March.

  1. Facilitate sector harmonisation and alignment

TWGH Meeting 10 Feb 2005 discussed on the Report of Study on Streamlining Planning Process in the Health Sector.

During two meetings of the TWGH the integration of the National Health Congress and the Joint Annual Performance Review into the Joint Annual Performance Review were discussed, including the programme for the event, based on an extensive partner consultation by a consultant.

  1. Review and discuss evaluation evidence or proposals and plans relating to key strategic sector issues to guide health sector strategy

TWGH discussed on:

-          Report Labour Market Survey including pay and conditions, dual clinical practice and other income;

-          Outcomes of a Child Survival Partnership (CSP) workshop held in Dec 13-15 2004 and participated by over 60 NGOs, representatives from MoH and provinces, as well as bilateral/multilateral agencies;

-          Tobacco Control in Cambodia;

-          An ongoing initiative supported by WHO and The Columbia University for the macroeconomic and health processes in Cambodia aiming at producing discussion papers and reports for HSSC co-ordination process and for presentation in international forum.

-          Report of the inter-Governmental Working Group for the review of IHR

  1. Establish a structure including roles, responsibilities and authority for the implementation of the secretarial support to the TWGH.
MOH and WHO have agreed to implement the TOR for the functioning of the TWGH in February-early March. That will take forward the stakeholder consultation on the implementation of the Work-plan 2005, the composition and the functioning of the Secretariat for the TWGH, etc., addressing several of the practical issues and constraints. The outcome can be discussed during the TWGH meeting early March.

 

  1. Is (are) there any Joint Monitoring Indicator(s) agreed at the 7th CG Meeting held in December 2004 that fall within the mandate of this TWG?  Yes        No  (please go to Q11)

If Yes, please list the indicators below:

  1. Percentage of government budget accounted for by the national health budget: 11.49%. MoH budget disbursement rate for the first semester of the year: 35%

  2. 100 Health Centres without midwives in December 2004 will have a midwife by the end of 2005.

  3. Action plan for improving government employee salaries by April 2005.

  4. Implementation of the Technical Working Group Health Work-plan 2005.

 

  1. What progress has been made toward achieving the targets of the Joint Monitoring Indicator(s) listed in Q9 above?

Joint Monitoring Indicator Progress Constraints Recommendation
  1. Budget Disbursement
Not yet discussed Incomplete 2004 information Include in TWGH meeting March.
  1. Health Centre with midwife
Recruitment policy in progress   Priority at JAPR for continued support to implementation
  1. Salary Incentives
Consensus building process in MoH; Health Partners survey finalized.    
  1. TWGH Plan implementation
ToR developed on consensus building for functioning of TWGH and identification of resources. Identifying consultant Present consultancy outcome at TWGH meeting March.

 

  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that are planned for the next quarter (March 2005-May 2005).

  1. Monthly TWGH meetings.

  2. Consensus on composition and functioning of TWGH secretariat

  3. Discuss budget disbursement 2005.

  4. Monitor follow up of JAPR outcome

  5. Identify and review the first priority of the listed key strategic sector issues in the TWGH Workplan.

  6. Establish the health sector input to the NSDP 2006-10 for achieving the CMDGs.

 
  1. REPORT ENDORSED BY:
Signature:


Chairman, TWG

Signature:
Donor Lead Facilitator
       
Name:

H.E. Nuth Sokhom

Name:

Mr. Jim Tulloch

       

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