The International Finance Corp. (IFC) has signed an agreement with the government of Uzbekistan to structure a public-private partnership (P3) to construct, operate and maintain new multi-specialty hospitals in the Samarkand, Jizzakh and Kashkadaria regions.
According to IFC, Uzbekistan’s aging hospital network was designed to provide single types of care, such as cancer treatment, cardiology or dermatology, at separate clinics instead of providing holistic care. That has resulted in larger, more costly hospitals unable to treat patients with complex conditions. The new project will enable specialized secondary and tertiary healthcare to be delivered in a modern, efficient and patient-centric setting, with multiple specialties offered at the same facility.
“Access to affordable, quality healthcare is essential to social and economic development, and IFC is pleased to support the Uzbekistan government in identifying private-sector solutions to achieve critical publi