Evaluation of the Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Lesotho

Project Description

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, advised the Government of Lesotho on the feasibility, structure and competitive procurement of an innovative Public Private Partnership (PPP) in health sector.  Under this project, Lesotho’s national referral hospital, Queen Elizabeth II (QEII), was replaced with a new 425 bed Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH). The project was supported by technical assistance funds from the governments of the Netherlands and Sweden.  It has been awarded a grant of US$6.25 million in IFC funds through the Global Partnership for Output Based Aid (GPOBA) that has been used for the initial delivery of services at the new facilities.

Prior to the transition, a comprehensive baseline study was conducted in 2006-07 to determine availability, quantity, and quality of services at Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) hospital. The objective of this project is to design and carry out an endline study to allow comparison of the old QEII hospital and clinics with the new QMMH and refurbished clinics that make up the health PPP network. The endline evaluation will be based on analysis of administrative data (including medical records data, and admissions, discharge and transfers data, and external evaluation reports), direct observation, and interviews with hospital staff and other stakeholders.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Taryn Vian
BU Co-Investigators Dr. Brian Jack (BUSM, Family Medicine), Dr. Nathalie McIntosh (Consultant)
Collaborators Elizabeth Nkholongo (Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance)
Country Lesotho
Dates of Research 2013
Donor/Funder World Bank