IFC Health Newsletter | July 2020

Dear friends and colleagues,

I wanted to share our newest Expert Voices interview -- with Dr. Harpreet Sood,
primary care doctor and former Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at NHS England -- along with several IFC thought leadership pieces. I hope you find this interesting and we look forward to any comments.


Elena Sterlin
Head of Health and Education, IFC

Expert Voices: An interview with Dr. Harpreet Sood

Telehealth consultations and treatments have gone from the exception to the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked Dr. Harpreet Sood, a primary care doctor and former Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at NHS England, to discuss his experiences and what emerging markets should consider as they develop digital and telehealth infrastructures. Read the interview here.

Thought Leadership

Srividya Jagannathan, IFC Pharma Sector Head, charts how a regional pharmaceutical market is evolving in Latin America, in an op-ed originally published in Forbes Mexico.
IFC Health’s Senior Economist, Andrew Myburgh, analyzes the economic impact of COVID-19 on the private health sector in emerging markets, in a blog co-authored with colleagues from the World Bank and World Health Organization.
A webinar on the Digital Hospital organized by IFC’s Digital Technologies and Health teams discussed the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on accelerating deployment of digital and remote health care. The full recording can be viewed here.

New Investments

Nyaho | Ghana 

IFC is investing in Nyaho Medical Centre in Ghana to support the health care provider’s expansion outside Accra and the upgrade of its existing hospital so it can better serve its patients. IFC’s loan will help Nyaho to establish primary and urgent care facilities in the cities of Tema, Takoradi, and Kumasi, as well as upgrading its main hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
Humania | Egypt and Morocco 

IFC is providing financial support to Humania, a private health care company, to improve medical care in Egypt and Morocco by developing a network of high-quality tertiary hospitals. The equity investment is the second partnership IFC has made with Humania this past year and has been co-financed with IFU, the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries, and PROPARCO, a subsidiary of the French development agency.
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