IFC Health Newsletter | March 2021

Dear friends and colleagues,
I am pleased to share with you an interview with Dave Clarke, health governance specialist at the World Health Organization, with whom we have produced new guidance on contracting with the private sector, as well as links to some of our latest thought leadership pieces.


Elena Sterlin
Head of Health and Education, IFC

Expert Voices: An interview with Dave Clarke 

Dave Clarke, health governance specialist at the World Health Organization, discusses how much and how well governments are contracting with private operators during the pandemic and what lessons these experiences offer for the post-pandemic era. Read the interview here.

Thought Leadership

CASE STUDY | Pyramid Group

This Africa-based distributor of pharmaceutical and medical supplies and equipment has demonstrated how a company can succeed financially in emerging economies while still promoting a socially conscious agenda.

This article explores how North West General Hospital & Research Center in Pakistan overhauled operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a podcast interview, Imperial Logistics CEO Mohammed Akoojee discusses how African nations are planning for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

New Deals

Adjuvant Global | IFC is pleased to contribute to Adjuvant Capital’s recently closed, over-subscribed $300 million new global health investment fund. Other contributors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CDC Group. Welcoming the news, IFC’s Senior Vice President Stephanie von Friedeburg said: “At this inflection point in both health care and development, bringing together the private sector, innovation, and new technologies can change the course of global health and save lives,” adding the fund will “help spur the development of promising new diagnostic tools, niche vaccines, yellow-fever drugs, nonhormonal contraceptives, and COVID-19 diagnostics and treatments.”


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