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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|
Apr 26, 2017
salauno’s mission is to “eliminate needless blindness in Mexico” by providing affordable and accessible eye care services to patients of all income levels. In the first five years since its founding in 2011, the company has provided eye care to over 230,000 people and grown from one surgical center in Mexico City into a network of ten mid-sized Diagnostic Centers with a staff of over 200, offering a range of services throughout the Mexico City Metropolitan Area and the broader Valley of Mexico. For more information on salauno visit their website at http://www.salauno.com.mx/.
Mar 30, 2017
This case study explores how IFC client MedLife pioneered the creation of an integrated healthcare network in Romania.
English | 21 Pages | March 2017 | IFC|
Mar 1, 2017
With a focus on five countries—Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines—this publication summarizes the findings of a study aimed at providing tools and analysis to better engage with these markets for improved health outcomes. It explores the problems that public health systems face, and the opportunities for the private sector.
English | 20 Pages | 2017, IFC|
Mar 1, 2017
Fybeca a pharmaceutical retailer with a history of innovation, saw an opportunity to complement its high-end pharmacy chain, Fybeca, with a down market chain so that customers could access quality medicines at economical prices. In 2000, GPF launched SanaSana — its first pharmacy for low-income customers.
Feb 21, 2017
New investment opportunities in the pharma sector arise as the lifestyle-related chronic diseases and rising incomes are changing the healthcare landscape in emerging markets, this IFC-Accenture study finds. Also, the drug distribution channels are too fragmented and have too many layers, making it harder than it should be for patients to access affordable, life-saving medications.
English | 20 Pages | 2017, IFC|
Jan 31, 2017
GHIF is a social impact fund launched in 2012 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to finance the development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests for diseases that primarily affect low- and middle-income countries. The Gates Foundation structured GHIF to emphasize financial sustainability alongside social impact, measured by lives saved and improved. IFC invested $10 million, which helped GHIF attract a total of $108 million of capital from a diverse group of investors. In just two years since raising capital, GHIF has invested in seven companies for the development and manufacture of treatments for diseases such as cholera, river blindness, and parasitic worm infections, as well as diagnostic tests for tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, dengue, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. By the end of 2016, three portfolio companies had commercialized products.
English | 32 Pages | 2017, IFC|
Dec 16, 2016
Ascendis Health is a South African company producing a range of health care products aimed at enabling a holistic approach to health, combining prevention and treatment. Its medical device division imports medical equipment and offers maintenance services in developing countries. Its pharmaceutical division distributes over 850 generic medications in emerging markets. In 2016, IFC made a $30 million investment in Ascendis to support its acquisition of a European generic pharmaceutical maker, with the goal of expanding access to affordable medications in developing countries.
English | 24 Pages | 2016, IFC|
Sep 16, 2016
NephroCare Health Services Private Limited (NephroPlus) is a provider network of kidney dialysis services across 15 states in India. Founded in 2010, NephroPlus delivers these services in large metropolitan areas as well as underserved, small cities at prices that are 30 to 40 percent lower than hospitals. As of 2015, the company has 75 centers across India that service more than 6,000 patients and provide approximately 50,000 dialysis treatments each month. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Aug 8, 2016
In 2012, IFC supported Alliar’s expansion with a $50 million loan. The company’s growth helped expand access to its diagnostic and laboratory services to 4.3 million patients, showing how innovative business models can increase efficiency and provide better health outcomes at lower cost to society.
Nov 30, 2015
Aier Eye Hospital: Efficient Management Leads to Clear