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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.
Interview with Dave Clarke, Health Law and Governance Specialist, WHO
For governments, knowing how to contract smartly with the private sector to procure health services is no easy feat and many of them have struggled during the pandemic, both in emerging and developed economies. We spoke with Dave Clarke, a health policy and governance specialist at the World Health Organization (WHO) who is working to mobilize the private sector for the COVID-19 response, to get a better understanding of the challenges and how to overcome them. The WHO has recently teamed up with IFC to produce a guidance note on this very topic.
The impact of IFC clients in Health and Education in 2019:
- 55.3 MILLIONPATIENTS CARED FOR
- 314.8ThousandJOBS SUPPORTED
- 185ThousandJOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED
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