The private health sector in Africa has limited access to capital to invest in their facilities, grow their businesses, and improve their quality of service offering. Africa represents 11% of the global population, but 25% of the disease burden. Private providers facilitate over 50% of medical care in Africa.
Health delivery is a growing strategic priority within the foundation. We aim to increase the African private health sector’s access to capital and to improve access to and affordability of quality medical services for low-income Africans.
Medical Credit Fund
Dutch-based, non-profit small loan provider
Foundation focus: Better understand the role of finance in integrated health delivery
Senior Unsecured Loan Fund
Date: November 2012
Co-investors: OPIC, Soros Economic Development Fund, Calvert Foundation, and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Associated funding: Africa Health Markets for Equity grant