Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine led to a surge of refugees that has strained the resources of neighboring countries, including Georgia, which has taken in tens of thousands of refugees, including many who require routine medical care.

Solution and Impact

DFC technical assistance helped American Hospital Tbilisi launch a program to provide outpatient and surgical care to hundreds of pediatric and adult Ukrainian refugees as well as Ukrainians traveling to Georgia for medical treatment.

The technical assistance helps expand the developmental impact of the American Hospital, a 200-bed facility in Tbilisi that was built in 2022 with the support of DFC financing to address a shortage of hospital capacity and elevate the standard of care in the country. American Hospital will be the first full-service hospital in Georgia to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International in recognition of healthcare quality and patient safety.

While the American Hospital had provided service to a small number of refugees, the technical assistance enabled it to provide the full range of services it supports, including outpatient care, routine screenings, and surgery.