Belarus launched a study on Diagnostics PPP: project scope, financial model, and viability within PPP component of the EU-Belarus Program for Private Sector Development

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Global objective of the assignment to provide the MoE, the Ministry of Health care (MoH) and NAIP with a project scope and viability study and financial model for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the field of medical diagnostic services. The study will consider a project for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services, and will also consider whether other diagnostic services should be included in the project scope. Deadline for submission  of the proposals 17 February 2020.

Specific objectives:
1. To perform the organisational and legal project evaluation, elaboration of the most effective legal forms and project schemes based on a detailed analysis of the existing Belarusian legislation.
2. To conduct the financial and economic evaluation of the proposed project (capital expenditure (CAPEX), revenue streams and operational expenditure (OPEX) including depreciation, taxes and financing costs, and calculation of standard financial and economic measures of viability including developing the most effective scheme of project funding based on the public-private partnership principles.
3. To conduct a technical evaluation of the existing technical documentation provided by the MoH.
4. To develop the specific mechanism of implementation of the project that can be replicated for other regions of Belarus.
5. To deliver the study, the financial model, user manual, and the financial and economic viability assessment in a consolidated report, including recommendation of the best option for the project scope and structure with a clear explanation of the benefits for PPP.

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PPPHealth4All has received an Award from the Global Health Hub-Germany in the competion “New Ideas for Global Health”

Award Ceremony "New Ideas for Global Health", Global Health Hub Germany. With Federal Minister Jen Spahn

On January 13th 2020, Minister Jens Spahn presented  the PPPHealth4All team led by Eng. Natalia Korchakova-Heeb,  with the “New Ideas for Global Health” Award from the Global Health Hub Germany (GHHG). In Mr. Spahn’s opening speech during the award ceremony,  he pointed out that the competition was intended to motivate joint initiatives, and that the GHHG had been searching for innovative and intersectoral solutions for challenges in the field of global health. He also stated that “the diversity of GHHGs members is a particular benefit of the Hub. We can learn from each other, pool resources and thereby avoid isolated solutions. We can only tackle the global health challenges together”. The prize includes a two-day design-thinking workshop (Social Lab) in Berlin, production of a video-pitch and the possibility to pitch  PPPHealth4All project during the Global Health Talks in June 2020. 

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ADB Partners with Bangladesh to Support Health Care Public–Private Partnerships

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On 10 December 2019 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly promote public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the country’s health care sector.

“PPPs have the potential to unlock greater private sector investments and efficiencies to complement ongoing government initiatives to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Bangladesh,” said Mr. Parkash. “PPPs can bring genuine improvements to health systems and we’re very pleased to expand our collaboration with Bangladesh into this crucial sector.”

Public health in Bangladesh has improved significantly in recent decades due to high immunization, reduced infant and maternal mortality, and lower fertility rates. PPPs can provide affordable and quality services to prevent and manage NCDs, and be an alternative to public sector spending to build and operate hospitals and health education facilities.

Under the MOU, ADB’s Office of Public–Private Partnership will identify, prepare, and implement projects under PPP arrangements including in priority areas such as diagnostics and dialysis services. ADB will provide holistic support through the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F), which can provide integrated support for capacity building, development of standardized templates for procurement and contracting, creation of a potential health care project pipeline, and transaction advisory services.

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