IFC finances integrated healthcare networks and providers that strive to deliver quality care to lower-income patients.
The ideal is for all citizens to have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. But in reality, only a handful of countries have been able to achieve this and most of them face constant challenge to maintain it.
IFC works with hospital networks investing in clinics for improved primary care and bringing world class standards to tertiary care. IFC works with specialty hospitals innovating to bring down the cost of procedures like heart and eye surgery.
IFC clients are bringing new technologies to emerging markets and expanding the pool of trained health care professionals through training and by providing attractive employment opportunities in developing countries.
EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE DO
IFC's investment helped launch Apollo Reach Hospitals targeting less-developed population centers in remote parts of India.
Top cataract surgery provider in Mexico -- salauno, applies the same advanced techniques used in higher-income countries, but targets lower-income patients with prices that are 40 percent lower than competitors'.