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.
“ALMOST HALF OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION DOESN’T HAVE ACCESS TO DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION, WHICH MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET QUALITY HEALTHCARE.”
Being able to identify an illness or disease is the first step toward treatment. But as Patti White, CEO of Hemex Health, explained in an interview with IFC, diagnostic tools are generally not being designed for use in emerging markets. Listening to the needs of healthcare providers in developing countries and seeing their facilities firsthand are an effective way to build medical devices that function successfully even in unpredictable environments. Meanwhile, focusing on keeping costs down at every stage of development ensures that high-quality medical solutions remain affordable.
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.