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. Our 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.
“It’s with rural, middle-income people that digital health solutions can have the biggest impact.”
Contrary to what many think, it is often rural, middle-income populations that stand to gain the most from digital healthcare, not the urban wealthy, says Ruwani Hettiarachchi, Chief Growth Officer of Sri Lanka-based healthcare and pharmaceuticals company Hemas. She outlines key things that companies should keep in mind when designing digital solutions for patients and consumers.
The impact of IFC clients in Health and Education in 2020:
- 44.8 MILLIONPATIENTS SERVED
- 259.4ThousandJOBS SUPPORTED
- 135.6ThousandJOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED
A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.
The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.