Request for Proposal (RFP): Promote Awareness and use of Zinc & ORS for the Treatment of Children Diarrheal Amongst Rural, Medical, Practitioners, Drug Stores and Mothers/Caregivers
Last Date: June 14, 2011
on: May 24, 2011
Promote Awareness and use of Zinc
& ORS for the Treatment of Children Diarrheal Amongst Rural, Medical,
Practitioners, Drug Stores and Mothers/Caregivers
Performance: Jul 2011 to 30th June 2013
Deadline: Jun 14, 2011, at 5:00 pm in India
US Fund for UNICEF has
tasked AED-ARTS, LLC, a subsidiary of the Academy for Educational
Development (hereinafter referred to as "AED-ARTS"), in partnership with
a consortium of organizations to implement ‘Diarrhea Alleviation Through
Zinc and ORS Therapy (DAZT)’ project to reduce and rationally manage
childhood diarrhea. DAZT reduce morbidity and mortality related to
diarrheal disease among children under 5 years of age, through deployment
of new and improved approaches to scale up Zinc and Oral Rehydration
salts (ORS) for diarrhea treatment through both public and private sector
channels in two states (Gujrat and Uttar Pradesh) in India. Ultimately
this project aims to reduce the burden of diarrhea on child health and
increase child survival in India, and contribute to improved child health
outcomes and provide actionable information for diarrhea treatment and
dehydration management efforts around the world.
An important component of
the project is to promote the use of Zinc tablets/syrup & ORS solution
(Low-osmolarity ORS) as first line of treatment of childhood diarrhea.
Extensive research conducted over the last several years in many
countries including India has substantially demonstrated the usefulness
of giving new Low Osmolarity ORS and Zinc as the first line treatment for
childhood diarrhea. This treatment reduces stool output, frequency and
duration and helps prevent morbidity and mortality due to diarrhea. The
10 - 14 day course of Zinc also helps in reducing the chances of diarrhea
recurrence in the next 3 months. WHO and UNICEF have declared this to be
the first line of treatment of childhood diarrhea, which has also been
endorsed by IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics). Several Indian
Pharmaceutical companies have introduced Zinc formulations which are
being increasingly prescribed by pediatricians in mainly urban areas.
The project goal is to
ensure long-term sustainability of zinc treatment by expanding commercial
production and usages of Zinc & ORS products in Uttar Pradesh and Gujrat.
Diarrhea Alleviation Through Zinc and ORS Therapy (DAZT) was deliberately
designed to engage the private sector in the development, marketing,
sale, and local acceptance of Zinc & ORS treatment for diarrheal
This RFP is to be carried
out in Gujarat where the DAZT Project is being implemented among rural
health care providers & mothers.
The main purpose of this RFP is to increase awareness &
usages of Zinc & ORS among Rural Health Care Providers & Mothers. The
project will involve promoting interactions between multiple partners
such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, NGOs, public health agencies and
professional bodies like IAP, IMA, NIMA, UPCDA and others. The project
will work extensively with rural health care practitioners & drug stores
to reinforce the introduction of new diarrhea treatment practices.
The major indicators of
success of DAZT project will be
% Rural Health Care
Providers sensitized to use ORS & Zinc Therapy for the treatment of
childhood diarrhea through interpersonal communication.
75% of the users gave a
full course of zinc & ORS to their wards during and after an episode of
% of the
caregivers/mothers aware and use of Zinc & ORS for the home based
treatment of childhood diarrhea.
Develop a cost effective business models between NGOs and private
sector leading to
Increase knowledge and
practice of rational diarrhea management among Rural Health Care
Creating business for
long term partnership between NGO and private sector.
project will be implemented in 6 districts of Gujarat as mentioned below:
Surendranagar, Panchmahal, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha, and Dahod.
is requesting that interested agencies bid on the following Scope of Work
to increase awareness & usages of Zinc & ORS among Rural Health Care
Providers & Mothers.
Scope of Work
The bidders will submit
proposals for the project implementation. The project funded by the
subcontract will reach rural health Care providers, Caregivers, drug
stores & households.
The proposal should
describe in details the intervention Area, Project Model/Approach,
Activity, M& E Plan and Manpower, expected outcome.
DAZT will supervise the
contractor throughout project to ensure technical adequacy of the work.
This will involve the contractor seeking DAZT assistance during the
formulation of project strategies, manpower selection etc. DAZT
representative will be present during the project actives. The contractor
will not make any changes in the approved the project without the written
approval of DAZT India.
proposal should also include a capability statement that reflects
experience carrying out similar project. It should include the curriculum
vitae of the principal staff and roles of other staff that will work on
the project, and identify the percentage of time each person will
dedicate to the project. The selected proposal will be revised and
finalized in collaboration with AED-ARTS.
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