Health

In Southern countries, public health and education services are confronted with the challenge of meeting the increasing needs of populations, despite budgets that are often inadequate in view of the issues at stake.

Private operators, in complementarity with the public sector, are playing an increasingly important role in developing affordable and high-quality health and education provision.
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Strengthening the public-private complementarity for high-quality services
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Sustainably improving healthcare provision

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Sustainably improving healthcare provision

Longer life expectancy, the high prevalence of infectious diseases and the increasing pressure of chronic diseases (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases) pose unprecedented challenges to health systems in developing and emerging countries.

Huge investments are required in order to respond to these developments – beyond public financing capacities in most Southern countries. Effective cooperation with the private sector can organize and sustainably improve healthcare provision by creating appropriate solutions.

To this end, Proparco supports financing for high-quality private hospitals and clinics, as well as for staff training, the creation of new specialties (oncology, pediatric surgery), the procurement of state-of-the-art technical facilities…   

Increasing the availability of drugs

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Increasing the availability of drugs

The availability of effective and affordable drugs is also a major challenge for the treatment of priority diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes. In developing countries, their availability is hampered by high costs, deficiencies in supply and distribution systems, etc.

It is for this reason that Proparco supports the manufacturing and distribution of affordable local drugs by financing pharmaceutical laboratories and groups and promoting the South-South transfer of technologies.

These operations are conducted by directly financing private operators or via intermediaries (banks, investment funds) who finance health actors (SMEs that supply medical equipment and materials, pharmacies, etc.).

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