Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, August 16, 2017—IFC,
a member of the World Bank Group, helped the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
improve dialysis treatment for patients suffering from kidney failure,
part of the Government’s effort to improve patients access to high-quality
health services in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Every year, more and more people are suffering from kidney failure in the
Kyrgyz Republic, and only 20% of patients that need lifesaving dialysis
treatment have access to it through public health facilities.
The Ministry of Health signed a landmark public-private partnership (PPP)
agreement today with Germany company, Fresenius Medical Care, which won
a competitive bidding process to provide dialysis services. Fresenius Medical
Care is a global leader in dialysis services.
"We have been actively working to collaborate with the private sector
to meet the growing needs for high-quality healthcare services," said
Talantbek Batyraliev, the Kyrgyz Republic's Minister of Health. "We
are now happy to sign this first-of-its-kind, market-changing PPP agreement
which will ensure our citizens have access to high-quality, international-quality
dialysis treatment from the global leader in dialysis services."
The partnership will ensure the company provides all-inclusive dialysis
treatment to the people of Bishkek and two other densely populated regions,
known as oblasts, covering about 75 percent of the Kyrgyz population. The
new dialysis centers are part of a Ministry of Health program to improve
the country’s healthcare infrastructure, including through the use of
At the request of the Ministry of Health, IFC provided advice and expertise
in implementing the project, which is the first developed under the Ministry
of Health’s public-private partnership program. The dialysis project is
expected to deliver high-quality services in accordance with the best industry
standards, save the government money, and expand access of dialysis services
to more patients.
“This is an excellent example of how the private and public sectors can
work together to make a difference,” said Moazzam Mekan, IFC Regional
Manager for Central Asia. “Public-private partnerships are a central component
of the government's strategy for private sector development in the country.
We are happy to have worked with the Ministry of Health to provide transaction
advisory services in implementation of this project at international standards
to attract a highly-qualified partner to increase people’s access to affordable
dialysis treatment. IFC stands ready to continue to support the government
in achieving its goals to increase private investment and improve its people’s
access to quality services.”
This project is supported by several development organizations, such as
KfW, which is acting on behalf of the German Development Ministry and the
governments of Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
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