International Finance Corp (IFC) has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s government to structure a public-private partnership (PPP) that will construct, operate, and maintain 3 new multispecialty hospitals in the Samarkand, Jizzakh and Kashkadaria regions.
The new project aims to provide specialized secondary and tertiary healthcare in a modern, efficient, and patient-centered setting, offering multiple specialties under one roof. This supports the government's goal of reducing expenditure on secondary and tertiary care.
Linda Rudo Munyengeterwa, Director of IFC's PPP Transaction Advisory and Corporate Finance, said: "This PPP will not only introduce best practices in the healthcare system but is also expected to provide improved access for patients and better value for money for the government."
IFC is working alongside the government of Uzbekistan to leverage private investments and expertise in order to modernize the healthcare sector and improve the accessibility of quality and affordable healthcare services for a larger number of patients. In addition, IFC is collaborating with the government to establish several healthcare public-private partnerships (PPPs). These include the development of a new hospital in the Fergana region, the introduction of a public radiotherapy service to support cancer patients, particularly those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and the implementation of an imaging diagnostic PPP to enhance access to high-quality diagnostic services.