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Africa’s Shot at Local Pharma Production

Jun 16, 2021

Africa’s Shot at Local Pharma Production

Imbalances between supply and demand in the pharmaceutical sector have captured investors’ attention. Locally-manufactured medicines could bridge the gap.

As Africa Recovers, New Investment Opportunities Beckon

Jun 16, 2021

As Africa Recovers, New Investment Opportunities Beckon

SouthBridge Group’s Andrew Alli on post-pandemic investment prospects, and the “real challenge” that all African leaders face.

Getting Developing Countries the COVID-19 Supplies They Need

Jul 29, 2020

Getting Developing Countries the COVID-19 Supplies They Need

IFC's new Global Health Platform will boost supply of face masks, ventilators and, eventually, vaccines.

Answering the Call for Personal Protective Wear

Jun 24, 2020

Answering the Call for Personal Protective Wear

The private sector is stepping up to meet the demand for masks and other medical protective gear as governments battle COVID-19.

As Apparel Orders Drop, One Manufacturer in Africa Turns to PPE

May 18, 2020

As Apparel Orders Drop, One Manufacturer in Africa Turns to PPE

When orders for shirts, trousers, skirts, and dresses suddenly dried up from buyers in the United States and Europe because coronavirus was keeping people indoors, manufacturer Hela Clothing didn’t panic. Instead, it put its skilled staff to work stitching personal protective equipment (PPE).

Ebola-era Lessons for the Private Sector

Mar 31, 2020

Ebola-era Lessons for the Private Sector

L’économiste d’Oxford Stefan Dercon estime que les leçons tirées de la crise sanitaire de 2014 - en particulier l’importance de la collecte de données - peuvent guider la réponse du secteur privé au COVID-19.

Lessons Learned from Ebola: Thoughts from the Field

Mar 31, 2020

Lessons Learned from Ebola: Thoughts from the Field

In three West African countries, the Ebola crisis raised fears of a lost decade or more. But the reaction in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone helped protect people and lessened the economic fallout.

Unsung Heroes: Truckers Keep Delivering, Thanks to Online Platform

Mar 31, 2020

Unsung Heroes: Truckers Keep Delivering, Thanks to Online Platform

In some African countries, the Kobo360 platform helps drivers deliver foods and critical pharmaceutical supplies during the crisis.

Helping Companies, Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020

Helping Companies, Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IFC is deploying $8 billion in fast-track financing to support economies and protect jobs.

A Garment Factory with a Difference

Mar 5, 2020

A Garment Factory with a Difference

The adoption of gender-smart initiatives has helped Maxport save up to half a million dollars a year in production costs.