Save the Date – WAPPP webinar “The Critical Role of PPP in Delivering Sustainable Healthcare Services” (10 March 2021)

WAPPP | World Association of PPP Units & Professionals is hosting a webinar “The critical role of PPP in delivering sustainable healthcare services” in cooperation with UN ESCAP.

Speakers:

– Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, Head of WAPPP Chapter Health, Founder PPPHealth4All: Global PPP healthcare trends and challenges.
– Mia Mary Sebastian, Deputy Executive Director PPP Center Philippines: Experience of doing healthcare PPPs in the Philippines and pipeline of healthcare PPP projects
– Dr. Kalsum Komaryani, Director of Center of Health Financing & Health Insurance, MoH Indonesia: Experience and pipeline for healthcare PPP projects
– Paul Crowe, Chief Invest Officer, Plenary Group: Private sector perspective, Plenary’s experience investing in PPP Healthcare projects, investment criteria in emerging markets
-Rosemary Ong, Senior PPP Specialist in the Office of Public Private Partnership at Asian Development Bank (ADB): Guangxi Elderly Care and Health Care Integration PPP project
– Dr. Varun Krishan Goyal, Structuring healthcare PPPs, Innovative solutions, Lessons learned from developed economies and DMC.

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Bangladesh to pilot a Dialysis PPP Project involving 150 hemodialysis stations across up to three different hospital sites in the capital Dhaka

Photo by Pujohn Das

To address the growing chronic kidney related illness in Bangladesh, GOB intends to pilot a Dialysis PPP Project involving approximately 150 hemodialysis stations across up to three different hospital sites in the capital city, Dhaka (“the Pilot Dialysis Project” or the “Pilot”).  The Government of Bangladesh (“GOB”), through the Directorate General Health Services (“DGHS”) and the Health Services Division (“HSD”) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (“MOHFW”), is receiving Technical Assistance from the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (“AP3F”).

The TA is intended to support in capacity augmentation at DGHS and HSD, creation of a PPP cell and for the establishment of a sustainable model in Bangladesh to identify, prepare, and implement healthcare PPP projects with private sector investments and participations (the “Programme”).  GOB considers the delivery of high-quality clinical services such as dialysis, pathology/labs and imaging as immediate priority areas for potential private sector interventions.

The Office of Public Private Partnership (“OPPP”) at Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) is assisting GOB in implementing the Programme.  The first of such consultant procurement phases and this Terms of Reference (“TOR”) relates to preparation/implementation of a new hemodialysis project under PPP modality and restructuring of an existing dialysis PPP project.

Read more: ADB Tender TOR Dialysis Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh
Photo by Theodore Goutas on Unsplash

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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