Health Access International is involved in projects in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East en in South East Asia. Below we highlight some examples.
Ministry of Health, Suriname
Tender Management, project supervision
Academic Hospital in Suriname
The Academic Hospital Paramaribo (AZP), has an ongoing renovation and upgrading program for its facilities in the centre of the capital of Suriname. The program, co-funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), required specific expertise related to the international tendering, supply, and installation and commissioning of medical equipment, telehealth and medical furniture for AZP’s new ICU, Operating rooms and CSSD departments which are under construction.
Health Access International was selected as the winner of the OFID funded international tender organised by the Ministry of Health of Suriname which included preparation of tender documents, bids evaluation, all coordination with the program management unit and AZP-staff, and supervision of installation and commissioning.
The project is expected to be completed mid-2022.
Tiny Hills Inc., USA/Sweden
Pediatric Hospital in Rwanda
The American/Swedish NGO Tiny Hills Inc, in corporation with staff of the Swedish Karolinska Institute contracted Health Access International to develop a feasibility study for the realisation of a specialised paediatric hospital and laboratory in Rwanda. The country has a quickly developing health sector with unique features such as a well functioning community based health insurance system. However, although Rwanda has a very young population, it lacks sufficient facilities and specialised medical personnel to take care of the medical needs of all children.
Health Access International analysed factors such as market demand, government policies, the health insurance market and tariff structures, availability of personnel, the available and quality of existing paediatric services, and developed a conceptual design for a specialised pediatric hospital in Kigali, the capital. It also developed a customised financial model allowing an analysis of various scenarios, optimal choices in terms of service portfolio and building design, investment costs, etc..
The feasibility study was completed by Health Access International and the project is expected to resume after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed.
Dutch Government D2B funding
Referral Hospital in Burkina Faso
An International consortium led by an operator of 40 hospitals and a renown consultancy firm specialised in environmental and social studies, invited Health Access International to cooperate in a feasibility study and development plan for the realisation of a new 300-bed referral hospital plus the development of an existing hospital in Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso. The project aims to provide better access to high-quality care in the eastern region of the country and is financed by the Develop to Build (D2B) program of the Government of The Netherlands.
Health Access International’s contribution focusses on an in-depth economic and financial analyses of the various plans for both hospitals, and the creation of a financing plan with international funding to help finance the future implementation of the projects.
The feasibility study is ongoing.
Kinondoni Hospital, Tanzania
Consultancy & medical equipment supply
Covid-19 support in Tanzania
When the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO requested proposals to counter the burden of the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Access International was quick to response with a detailed proposal for the creation of a dedicated Covid-19 treatment department at the Kinondoni Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. FMO approved the proposal and funded the project with its Covid-19 Emergency Grant Facility.
In close cooperation with the client, Health Access International managed the project from department design to the supply of a package of medical equipment, medical furniture and personal protective gear. The medical equipment was supplied by international and local suppliers and consisted of items such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators and hospital beds. Advanced ventilator technology in the form of the Philips Trilogy EV300 ventilator was newly introduced in Tanzania for this project, and the Kinondoni Hospital personnel received a dedicated product training.
The Covid-19 department is fully operational now and many lives were saved thanks to the FMO grant.