On September 14, 2022, the ASA Hospital construction site was visited by representatives of the delegation of the World Bank – International Finance Corporation (WB/IFC) – headed by Mr. Alfonso García Mora, Regional Vice President of the World Bank for Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Although the visit was organized by the B&H Council of Ministers, the delegation attached special importance to the construction project of the ASA Hospital, which they visited immediately after landing in Sarajevo, where they were impressed by the project itself and the presentation of the ASA Hospital team on the basic elements of the future hospital.
IFC has an active portfolio of $2 billion in health care companies in emerging markets. Through these investments, IFC helps private providers meet the soaring demand for health care and supports governments in their goal of reaching Universal Health Coverage by 2030. IFC investments and advisory services foster best practices in health care and life sciences, promote the deployment of innovative technologies, and advance quality care. IFC also participates in several public-private partnerships in health care.
As part of the visit, a presentation of ASA Group’s future development plans was held by the President of the Management Board, Eldin Hadžiselimović.
This visit is an additional confirmation that we are on an excellent path towards the realization of a very important project for Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the commitment of all participants who will contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina through the possibility of better treatment and more accessible health care, which is aligned with core IFC values in healthcare.
Having innovative approach and mindset in our Project Team, we used chalk blackboard and storytelling as a model of presenting and it was a winning combination for our visitors who enthusiastically wrote their messages of support for this project. We have managed to emphasize our vision with innovation and the aim which is: better healthcare outcomes for all patients.
We dared to be different, and so will the ASA Hospital.