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CHALLENGE

The poor in many areas of Africa do not have access to affordable, quality health care. Roughly half of Africans depend on the private sector for their health services, yet health care companies in Africa do not have access to capital to better provide quality, accessible care. 

PROGRAM STRATEGY

Develop new ways of financing healthcare programs. These healthcare programs provide affordable and accessible health-related goods and services to the poor and under-served in Africa. 

PARTNER

Aureos – Fund Manager
Specialized private equity firm focused on investing in small and medium sized businesses in emerging markets

Foundation focus: improve access to finance for African health care companies, and demonstrate that both social and financial returns can be generated by investing in African clinics and other health care providers

INVESTMENT

Private Equity fund
Date: June 2009
Co-Investors: IFC, AfDB, DEG, Elma Foundation, Proparco, DBSA, and Norfund
Associated funding: technical assistance grant

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