TBILISI, Georgia – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and American Hospital Tbilisi today announced the launch of a new technical assistance grant that will benefit displaced Ukrainians in Georgia. DFC’s support enables the Hospital to provide much-needed outpatient care and surgical services Ukrainians would not otherwise be able to receive in Georgia while residing in the country temporarily. It is estimated that there are 28,000 Ukrainian refugees in Georgia.
“DFC’s new technical assistance partnership with the American Hospital Tbilisi builds upon our strong, existing partnership and will benefit Ukrainians in need,” said DFC CEO Scott Nathan. “DFC is committed to supporting our partners throughout Eastern Europe through smart investments like this partnership, especially in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.”
“American Hospital Tbilisi is proud to announce this partnership with DFC to expand critical health services to Ukrainians residing in Georgia,” said Gregory Kuntz, Chairman, American Hospital Tbilisi. “With DFC’s support, we are expanding the Hospital’s services to reach Ukrainians who are unable to access other healthcare after fleeing the Russian war in their country. We look forward to continuing to expand our healthcare services and provide high quality care and set a new landmark on the map of Georgian medical services.”
DFC and American Hospital Tbilisi leadership announced the new technical assistance grant during a signing ceremony at the American Hospital Tbilisi’s state-of-the-art facilities in downtown Tbilisi on June 22, 2022. This new investment builds upon historic DFC support for American Hospital Tbilisi which received $18 million in DFC financing for its initial construction, completed in September 2021. The technical assistance partnership will also enable American Hospital Tbilisi to grow and expand its services, strengthening Georgia’s health sector to support long-term development.
American Hospital Tbilisi emphasizes patient-centered, high-quality medical care and will seek accreditation from Joint Commission International. The hospital houses several Centers of Excellence with specialties including heart, vascular, and lung diseases; neuroscience and neurology; advanced and minimally invasive surgery; orthopedics; and outpatient care.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.