Hemodialysis Centre at NIKDU, Bangladesh


There are around 160,000 patients in need of dialysis or kidney transplant in Bangladesh, where the national capacity was to provide treatment for around 10,000 patients. The state authority of Bangladesh could not afford the latest machines, which resulted in severe repercussions for the health of patients who were sometimes dying as a result of the lack of modern facilities to treat their condition


Through a relatively simple and straightforward leasing contract between the Directorate General of the Health Services, the Infrastructure Development Company (capital provider) and Sandor Medicaid (project developer), patients were provided with a vastly improved quality of life and a service that helped to save lives

SDG Impact:

SDG 3: Promoting good health and well-being, saving lives that was achieved by increasing the national treatment capacity of dialysis by 12.3 per cent potentially saving over 1200 lives per year which is delivered by 19,500 dialysis sessions per year at less than US$5 per session and 1950 dialysis sessions at no cost; and

SDG 9: Innovative technologies with replicable standard models for low-income countrie

Compliance with UNECE People-first PPP criteria:

The Project:

  • Multiplied economic effectiveness with impact on human well-being
  • Increased access to essential services and promoted equity and social justice
  • Can be easily replicated and scaled up to achieve the transformation impact required by the 2030 Agenda


This case study aspires to be People-first Public-Private Partnerships project and is published as received from the proponents.