Yemen Emergency Human Capital Project (YEHCP)
The YEHCP is a World Bank-funded project that aims to contribute to efforts by the international community to maintain and enhance health and nutrition services in line with Yemen’s Minimum Service Package (MSP) and respond to health and nutrition crises, and contribute to the provision of safe water and improving the water and sanitation system capacity. The project targets the whole country, with some interventions focused on specific governorates or districts as per the priorities and needs, which will be identified during project implementation. The Project has four components as follows:
- Component 1. Improving Access to Healthcare, Nutrition, and Public Health Services: 1.1: Improving Access to the Minimum Service Package (MSP) at Primary Health Care Level (implemented by UNICEF); 1.2: Preventing Chronic Malnutrition and Treating Acute Malnutrition at the Community and Primary Level (implemented by UNICEF); 1.3: Supporting Health and Nutrition Services at the First Level Referral Centers (implemented by WHO); 1.4: Sustaining the National Health System Preparedness and Public Health Programs (implemented by WHO)
- Component 2. Improving Access to Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) and Strengthening Local Systems: 2.1: Restoring Access and Improving Quality to WSS Services in Selected Urban and Rural Areas (implemented by UNOPS); 2.2: Emergency Support for WASH Interventions in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and Flash floods (implemented by UNOPS); 2.3: Enhanced Capacity Building of Water and Sanitation Institutions at the Local Level (implemented by UNOPS).
- Component 3: Project Support, Management, Evaluation and Administration, (implemented by UNICEF, WHO, and UNOPS): This component will support administration and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities to ensure smooth and satisfactory project implementation. The component will finance: (i) general management support for WHO, UNICEF and UNOPS; (ii) hiring of Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) agents, with terms of reference satisfactory to the World Bank, that will complement the existing TPM arrangements for the implementing agencies; and (iii) technical assistance.
- Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response. (implemented by UNICEF, WHO, and UNOPS) : The zero-dollar CERC is in place to provide expedited response in case of emergency. There is a probability that an epidemic or outbreak of public health importance or other emergencies may occur during the life of the project, causing major adverse economic and/or social impacts. If this component is triggered, an Emergency Response Operational Manual will be prepared jointly and agreed upon with the World Bank to be used and the ESMF and RF will be updated to reflect the newly added activities.