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Oct 18, 2021
In the pharmaceutical industry around the world, a noteworthy kind of company is stepping onto the global stage. These are energetic, innovative family businesses launched in emerging economies. They often begin as manufacturers of low-cost medications and build their capabilities until they can expand beyond their home countries. One such company, well known in Mexico, is Grupo Neolpharma. It began as a maker of low-cost, generic medications for central nervous system (CNS) ailments, such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, migraines, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. Its primary customer at first was Mexico’s public health system, which gave it a solid revenue stream. Then it branched out into different forms of manufacturing, including the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used by other pharmaceutical companies. Now it is competing through process and product innovation and geographic expansion.
Sep 15, 2021
With the public healthcare system overcrowded, and the private sector usually catering to the wealthier middle class, New Crystal is helping meet Ghana’s growing health needs, especially for the low income segment, and sustaining itself as a business by filling this gap in demand for care.
May 26, 2021
The largest private hospital in Ecuador, Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, also has one of the strongest reputations for quality of care. This is not an accident; the company’s culture and day-to-day practices have been shaped by major choices that its leaders have made through its history.
Apr 12, 2021
For 51 years, Nyaho, Ghana’s oldest medical practice, has balanced the twin goals of supporting public health and managing a viable business. In 2020, its capabilities were put to the test by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nyaho Medical Center became an active participant in the country’s response.
English | 12 pages | IFC 2021
Mar 16, 2021
This primer, developed jointly by the WHO and IFC, offers a practical introduction to contracting the private sector in support of national COVID-19 responses.
English | 31 pages | 2021, WHO and IFC
Feb 1, 2021
In this case study, we look at the factors that have led to Granules’ successes. We also explore the ambitions and context that have led its leaders to position themselves for rapid global expansion, after 30 years of steady growth.
English | 16 pages | IFC 2021
Jan 26, 2021
The Ukraine Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English | 154 pages | 2021 IFC
Jan 19, 2021
In this oral history-based case study, four executives at Pyramid Group and one of their hospitalbased customers discuss how the company developed its business and what underlies its successes. There is a great deal to learn from their experience. They have designed a streamlined supply chain for healthcare products. Moreover, they have created a strategic regimen for sales, installation, and support for complex medical equipment such as CT-scan and MRI machines, X-ray devices, and critical care equipment.
Sep 30, 2020
Significant investments in health technology, including those using digital health and artificial intelligence, are expected to contribute to bridging the health service gap in emerging markets, given the potential of these new innovations to reach underserved patients. Many health-tech innovators are integrating AI into their product solutions, with early examples showing promise in improving diagnoses, reducing costs, and enabling access to remote health services.
English | 8 pages — September — Note 91 | IFC 2020
Jan 8, 2020
A briefing paper from the IFC Health Technology Think Tank discussion at the 2019 Global Private Healthcare Conference
Dec 9, 2019
A briefing paper from the Biopharmaceutical Think Tank discussion at the 2019 IFC Global Private Health Care Conference
English | 10 pages | Dec 2019
Nov 25, 2019
A briefing paper from the IFC Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Think Tank discussion at the 2019 Global Private Health Care Conference
Jun 27, 2019
Clinicas del Azucar is disrupting existing models for treating diabetes through its one-stop-shop, convenient approach. Patients pay an affordable membership subscription that covers lab tests, screenings, lifestyle education and coaching. By integrating how it provides care, Clinicas is able to reduce the number of appointments patients need to manage their diabetes. More than 63 percent of patients have met their goals for maintaining blood sugar levels and have their diabetes under control, preventing often life-threatening complications. Clinicas’ model offers an approach that could revolutionize the way diabetes is treated in low- and middle-income countries. Learn more in our latest case study.
English | 26 pages | 2019 IFC
May 28, 2019
This series of four briefs summarize the discussions from a think-tank session held on the margins of IFC’s Global Private Healthcare Conference 2019 on the topics of Senior Care, Biopharma, Public-Private Partnerships, and Insurance.
Mar 18, 2019
Despite women’s employment as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care personnel, available data consistently shows a lack of gender parity in leadership.
English | 40 pages | March 2019 | IFC
Mar 18, 2019
This study provides insights into how hospitals and clinics in emerging markets can improve patient safety and embed quality in the culture of the organization. It also shares experience of three IFC clients who have achieved remarkable results in “living quality every day.”
English | 24 pages | March 2019 | IFC
Mar 15, 2019
Giving Millions of Children a Healthy Start in Life
English | 19 pages | March 2019 | IFC
Feb 15, 2019
Encapsulating High Quality, Safety and Trust in Softgel Medications that Reach People in Over 50 Countries
English | 21 pages | February 2019 | IFC
Dec 12, 2018
Goodlife Pharmacy offers safe, high-quality medicine to consumers in Kenya and Uganda, including lower-income 'emerging consumers'. Ultimately, Goodlife aims to become a health hub—a one-stop-shop to meet basic primary health care needs through pharmaceuticals and health care services. In the four years since it was founded in 2014, Goodlife has become East Africa’s largest pharmacy chain.
Nov 15, 2018
Making Modern Healthcare Affordable in a Small Country
English | 30 pages | November 2018 | IFC
Sep 6, 2018
Commitment to Quality Healthcare in War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
English | 25 pages | September, 2018 | IFC
May 30, 2018
Responding to global gaps in health care competence, IFC's IQ-Healthcare Tool—with the IQ standing for Improving Quality—helps health providers improve patient safety, align practices with global quality standards, and build safe health infrastructure. A diagnostic tool that operates at the network-wide and single-facility level, our service identifies quality gaps and cost-efficient solutions. To date, the IQ-Healthcare Tool has been used with more than 50 hospitals and clinics in nearly 20 countries. Responding to global gaps in health care competence, IFC's IQ-Healthcare Tool—with the IQ standing for Improving Quality—helps health providers improve patient safety, align practices with global quality standards, and build safe health infrastructure. A diagnostic tool that operates at the network-wide and single-facility level, our service identifies quality gaps and cost-efficient solutions. To date, the IQ-Healthcare Tool has been used with more than 50 hospitals and clinics in nearly 20 countries.
English | 2 Pages | © IFC, 2018|
Dec 14, 2017
See how an entrepreneur who sought to fill a void in Brazil’s market for health diagnostics developed the country’s largest independent provider of health services and made a difference in access to quality healthcare across the country.
English | 32 Pages | 2017 IFC|
May 2, 2017
This case study explores how IFC client Apollo provides high-quality healthcare through an integrated network in India.
English | 28 Pages | May 2017 IFC
Apr 26, 2017
This case study features IFC client salauno (www.salauno.com.mx), a private provider of eye-surgery targeting low-income Mexicans. The company has forged an innovative partnership with the Mexican government and a local charity. Founded just six years ago, salauno performs 25,000 surgeries a year and has grown its staff to around 200.
English | 12 Pages | April 2017 | IFC|