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Continental Assessment of COVID-19 Mortality and Associated Co-Morbidities in Africa

Страновая программа/ План действий
Call for proposals / Grant notice
21 Ноя 2020

Опубликован

21 Ноябрь 2020

Срок подачи

3 Декабрь 2020

Бюджет

 


Тип тендера


Индивидуальные консультанты

Номер

AFDBZ219268-AU

Донор

AfDB - Африканский банк развития (АБР)


Расчетная длительность

6 месяцы


Страны

Алжир, Ангола, Бенин, Ботсвана, Буркина-Фасо, Бурунди, Камерун , Кабо-Верде, Центрально-Африканская Республика, Чад, Коморские острова, Конго (Браззавиль), Демократическая Республика Конго, Джибути, Египт, Экваториальная Гвинея, Эритрея, Эфиопия, Габон, Гамбия, Гана, Гвинея, Гвинея-Бисау, Кот-д''Ивуа, Кения, Лесото, Либерия, Ливия, Мадагаскар, Малави, Мали, Мавритания, Маврикий, Морокко, Мозамбик, Намибия, Нигер, Нигерия, Руанда, Сан-Томе и Принсипи, Сенегал, Сейшелы, Сьерра Лионе, Сомали, Южная Африка, Южный Судан, Судан, Свазиленд / Королевство Эсватини, Танзания, Того, Тунис, Уганда, Замбия, Зимбабве

CALL FOR PROPOSAL – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

CONTINENTAL ASSESSMENT OF COVID-19 MORTALITY AND ASSOCIATED CO- MORBIDITIES IN AFRICA

App Reference #: AUC/ACDC/C/018


BACKGROUND

The COVID-19 pandemic has had cross-sectoral impact across many countries in the

world with over 20,812,596 cases. As at 17 August 2020, 1,118,765 cases and 25,615

deaths had been reported across the African continent. Considering the continent's

fragile health systems, the pandemic has negatively affected not only the health

indices but the wider socioeconomic indicators.

Africa CDC being the continental health expert, strengthens the capacity and capability

of Africa's public health institutions as well as partnerships to detect and respond

quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks, based on data-driven

interventions and programmes.

The African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa

CDC) launched a new initiative, the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

(PACT): Test (to diagnose cases), Trace (Identify cases and their contacts) and Treat

(Provide supportive care for cases). The initiative facilitates implementation of the

Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19, endorsed by African Ministers of

Health on 22 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and approved by the Bureau of

the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government on 26 March 2020

with an aim to prevent severe illness and death from COVID-19 infection in African

Union Member States and minimize social disruption and the economic consequences

of COVID-19.

The majority (~70%) of those infected with SARS-CoV-2 are known to be

asymptomatic or to have moderate illness (~25%). The remaining 5% who develop

severe COVID-19 and are at high risk of death are usually older than 65 or have

underlying comorbidities, the most common of which are hypertension, obesity, and

diabetes. While such data has been reported worldwide, there are currently limited

data from most African countries on underlying co-morbidities that could contribute or

exacerbate mortality in patients with COVID-19. Some preliminary data from South

Africa indicated that 65% of those who died from COVID-19 had more than one

underlying co-morbidity but data is lacking elsewhere on the continent, and in

particular, from countries where the COVID-19 mortality rate is higher than the global

average of 4.8%, namely Liberia (8.7%), Chad (8.3%), Algeria (7.0%), Niger (6.7%),

Burkina Faso (6.0%), Sudan (6.0%) and Mali (5.9%).


The collection of data on the underlying co-morbidities of COVID-19 will ensure that

we obtain a better understanding of the characteristics of this disease in the African

population to provide evidence-based case management guidelines to help identify

and better stratify patients at higher risk of COVID-19-related mortality in our setting.

The study will conduct a systematic review of all cases of COVID-19 in an African

country reporting the highest proportions of deaths and to retrieve data on their

demographics, disease progression (whether they were hospitalized, intubated, the

outcomes of hospitalization, etc.), and risk factors (the presence of underlying

comorbidities and/or co-infections).


OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

To work closely with the targeted Member States to assess COVID-19 mortality and

associated Co- Morbidities in Africa

Specific objectives:

a) To conduct a systematic review and primary data collection of all cases of COVID-

19 in an African country reporting the highest proportions of death

b) To retrieve data on their demographics, disease progression (whether they were

hospitalized, intubated, the outcomes of hospitalization, etc.)

c) Assess risk factors (the presence of underlying comorbidities and/or coinfections).


SCOPE OF WORK

Below are specific tasks the consultant must complete

a) Reviewing data and produce inception report outlining details of activities indicating

delivery dates and a range of methodologies to be used in accomplishing the task.

b) Developing data collection tools for cases of COVID19 in ------ most affected

countries

c) Retrieve data on cases demographics, disease progression

d) Develop a comprehensive report COVID-19 mortality and associated Co-

Morbidities in Africa


KEY DELIVERABLES AND SCHEDULE

Milestone/Deliverable/Task Due Date

i. in ception report December 2020

ii. D raft Report Submitted to Africa CDC and CDC

Foundation

February 2021

iii. F inal Report Submitted to Africa CDC and CDC

Foundation

March 31, 2021


DURATION OF CONSULTANCY

The duration of the consultancy service will cover the planning, deliberation, and

proceedings writing time, not later than six (6) months after the starting date of the

project. Accomplishment of the consultancy service will be successful completion of

the data collection and submission of post assessment reports to Africa CDC.


APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS

Interested consultants should include in their application the following:

a) Curriculum vitae of the consultant stating his/her relevant experience and

capacity to undertake the work

b) Proof of extensive experience in Public Health, health sciences research, health

systems management, infectious diseases and other related technical

disciplines.

c) Contacts of at least 3 organizations previously worked for and contact persons

d) Understanding of the Assignment -Techcial approach and metholdogy and

Work Plan


CONSULTANCY FEE

Africa Union shall pay the Consultant a fixed sum of US 19,000. If there is any travel

related to the assignment, AUC will cover the cost of Travel and DSA.


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE OF THE CONSULTANT

• A University Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant health science such as

Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health or any appropriate related discipline;

• A minimum of at least 5 years relevant post qualifying experience in conducting Public

Health Research

• At least not less than 1 years of research experience in Non-Communicable Diseases

at a national or regional organisation/regional economic community in Africa;


GOVERNANCE AND SUPPORT BY AUC

• Office accommodation;

• Support from the AUC;

• Data, previous studies and reports;

• Photocopying, stationery;

• Facilitation of Visa; and

• Internet Access


EVALUATION CRITERIA

Technical Proposal Evaluation points

General Education, Qualification and Relevant Training 20

Experience Related to the Assignment

Experience relvant to the assignment 50

Understanding of the assignment – Methodology and techcnial

approach to undertake the assignment 30

Total 100


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATIONS

Interested Consultants are required to submit the following

a) Statement about understanding about the assignment – Methodolgy

b) Curriculum Vitae


Invitation

The African Union Commission now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate

their interest in providing the Services. Interested candidate must provide information

demonstrating that he/she has the required qualifications and relevant experience to

perform the Services.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:00-

13:00hrs and 14:00-17:00 hours Local Time.

Proposal must be delivered in a written form to the address below not later than

11:00 hours local time, on 3rd December 2020.

African Union Commission,

Attn: Carine Toure Yemitia (Mrs.)

Head of Procurement Travel and Store Division

Building C, Room 327

P.O.Box 3243, Roosevelt Street

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 (0) 11 551 7700 – Ext 4305

Fax: +251 (0) 11 551 0442; +251 11-551-0430

E-mail: tender@africa-union.org

And zemenua@africa-union.org

Please submit to both emails


Hyperlinks to Related Project Dossiers:

RFP (EN)

'https://au.int/sites/default/files/bids/39612-acdc-_individual_consultant_-_call_for_proposal.pdf'