IFC Health Newsletter | June 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This month we spoke with Nicole Spieker, CEO of PharmAccess, a nonprofit organization strengthening healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. We also recently announced our first in-person Global Private Health Conference in three years, and we invite you to join us in Cape Town on February 14
15, 2023. 


Zeynep Kantur
Global Sector Manager of Health and Education, IFC
Expert Voices: An Interview with Nicole Spieker, CEO of PharmAccess
Prioritizing gender balance in any organization is a smart business strategy, as a recent IFC report on women’s leadership in healthcare noted. In an interview with IFC, Nicole Spieker, CEO of PharmAccess, explains that gender diversity boosts collaboration and innovation. A consistent, proactive approach to recruiting and mentoring women, says Spieker, has the power to accelerate the number of women in leadership roles, particularly in the healthcare sector. Read the interview here.
Thought Leadership

"Self-reliance in medical supplies is no longer an aspiration, it’s an imperative," writes Subir Basak, Senior Industry Specialist at IFC, in a new blog in which he explains how the production of generics in Africa offers a tremendous opportunity for the private sector to build capacity.

The Ethical Principles in Health Care (
EPiHC) community continues to grow and develop. In EPiHC’s latest signatory profile, the CEO of India's Baby Memorial Hospital talks about the steps it take to empower staff to have an active role in promoting safety and quality care.

"What is often not mentioned when discussing digital health is that implementing these solutions is more than just a 'plug and play' approach," writes IFC's Senior Health Specialist Charles Dalton in his 
latest post. "To reap the full benefit, you need to collaborate and evaluate how it fits into other processes," he adds.

IFC’s 9th Annual Global Private Health Conference will return on February 1415, 2023, in Cape Town. We are planning a dynamic event where today’s industry experts and thought leaders will delve into the private sector’s role in promoting excellence and access in healthcare. Registration opens in September. Click here to pre-register.

As an administrator, have you wondered how your hospital is doing? Do you know if your hospital is overperforming or underperforming when it comes to key measurements? IFC asked 48 healthcare facilities in emerging markets to measure over 200 performance indicators. The data was analyzed and key takeaways were presented in a dynamic webinar.

IFC and Nippon Chemiphar Co. Ltd., a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company, are joining forces to promote local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in developing markets.

IFC signed an agreement with the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to help arrange a landmark public-private partnership for the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital with up to 500 beds in the provincial capital Peshawar.

EPiHC, a global community of healthcare providers committed to building more transparent, resilient health systems, today achieved a new milestone by welcoming its 200th signatory
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