The Ministry Of Health, through its Performance Base Financing Unit with support from the World Bank has signed a one-year agreement to enhance service delivery in three health facilities.
Under the agreement, the Performance Based Financing Unit will conduct a periodic evaluation of the performance of staff working in those three health facilities and award them some incentives for excellent performance. The one- year deal was consummated on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at a brief ceremony held at the ministry.
The PBF bonuses to health workers are being made possible by support from the World Bank as part of support to help improve health outcomes.
The signing ceremony brought together stakeholders in the Health sector and representatives of the World Bank.
Health Facilities to benefit from the agreement include, Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town,, C. B. Dunbar and Phebe Hospital in Gbarnga Bong County.
As per the agreement, the C.B. Dunbar Hospital will receive US$ 240,312.00(Two Hundred and forty thousand, three hundred and twelve United States dollars) f, while Phebe Hospital will benefit US$ 225,951.00 (Two hundred and twenty –five Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty-One United States Dollars and Redemption Hospital US$271, 420.00. They will receive the monies for one- year as performance incentives.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Health Minister for Administration, Min. Edward Tolbert thanked the World Bank for its continuous support to the health sector and assured it of the ministry’s commitment to ensuring that the value for such money is achieved.
World Bank’s Project Implementation Head, Matthew T. K. Flomo remarked in these words, “ My Organization is glad to support such initiative but let me note that base on the performance, additional funding will be made as we are considering reaching out to the health need of our people” Mr. Flomo added
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Montserrado County Health Officer, Dr. Yatta Sackie Wapoe, lauded the PBF and the World Bank for such initiatives and promised that the funds would be used for the purpose intended.