USIF-VIII

‘Promotion of Social Infrastructure Development - USIF.VIII’ Project
Implementation period: 2021 – 2024
Donor: German Government through KfW
Budget: EUR 13,10 mln.
Territory of implementation: Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions, districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control of Ukraine.
Objectives:

strengthening primary and secondary health care institutions’ capacities to counteract COVID-19 and pandemic consequences through energy-efficient renovation of their premises, supply of medical equipment and trainings for healthcare professionals and managers.

13 facilities (subprojects), including 6 primary health care facilities (outpatient clinics) and 7 secondary health care facilities (hospitals), located in Dnipropetrovsk (3), Donetsk (3), Zaporizhzhia (2),  Luhansk (4), and Kharkiv regions (1) were selected for implementation in July 2021. Their full list is as follows :

  • Slobozhanska outpatient clinic of general practice and family medicine (OCGP) of Slobozhanske urban type village primary health care center (PHCC), Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • Kryvyi Rih City hospital № 9, Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • Kryvyi Rih contagious diseases hospital № 1, Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • Outpatient clinic № 2 of Severodonetsk PHCC, Luhansk region;
  • Outpatient clinics № 1 and № 2 of Rubizhne PHCC, Lugansk region;
  • Svatove multidisciplinary hospital, Luhansk region;
  • Starobilsk multidisciplinary hospital, Luhansk region;
  • Izyum central town hospital, Kharkiv region;
  • Outpatient clinics № 5 and № 6 of Mariupol PHCC № 3, Donetsk region;
  • Dobropillia intensive care hospital, Donetsk region;
  • OCGPs № 3 and № 4 of Druzhkivka PНCC, Donetsk region;
  • Huliaipole town outpatient clinic of Huliaipole PHCC, Zaporizhzhia region;
  • Melitopol multidisciplinary hospital of intensive care and ambulance, Zaporizhzhia region.

In August 2021 USIF signed memoranda of cooperation with initial groups (subproject implementation partners) as well as owners and balance holders of all 13 medical institutions, participating in the Project.

In September-October, tenders were held to select providers of design and estimate documentation development services (DED), on the basis of which contracts with the winning bidders were concluded.

Until 23.02.2022 dynamic work to develop design and estimate documentation, prepare environmental and social management plans, examine facilities for asbestos-containing materials availability, assess and summarize the needs of partner medical institutions in equipment and capacity building activities was being carried out.

However, the russian aggression, which began on February 24, 2022, did not allow to continue the Project implementation in the planned way.

Therefore, USIF Executive Committee, based on the security situation assessment and in agreement with the donor representative (KfW Bank), in April 2022 decided to:

  • cease further implementation of 9 subprojects on the basis of medical institutions located in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions, out of 13 above listed;
  • suspend implementation of 4 SP on the basis of medical institutions, situated in Dnipropetrovsk and  Zaporizhzhia region.

As of August 2022 design and cost estimate documentation is being developed as a part of the further implementation of subprojects on the basis of:

  • Slobozhanska outpatient clinic of general practice and family medicine (OCGP) of Slobozhanske urban type village primary health care center (PHCC), Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • Kryvyi Rih City hospital № 9, Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • Kryvyi Rih contagious diseases hospital № 1, Dnipropetrovsk region.

Environmental and Social Management Framework for the Project as well as Operation and Maintenance Concept for renovated objects and a viability plan pattern as an appendix to the Concept are agreed upon by KfW and endorsed by USIF Executive Committee.  

Upon normalization of the security situation in the relevant part of Zaporizhzhia region, it is envisaged to resume the similar work within the subproject on the basis of the outpatient clinic of general practice and family medicine of Huliaipole Primary Health Care Center.  

It is also planned to purchase and deliver to Lviv Emergency Care Hospital necessary equipment worth up to 1 million euros, select additional SPs for implementation in the regions agreed with the donor's representative (KfW) and to continue studying the needs of partner medical institutions, including newly selected, in equipment and capacity building activities.