DFC is committed to strengthening pandemic preparedness and health system resilience in low- and lower-middle income countries. In May 2020, the agency launched its Global Health and Prosperity Initiative (HAPI) to mobilize investment in projects that support health services and infrastructure as well as to expand access to clean water, sanitation, and nutrition. DFC also has a strong focus on projects that support underserved communities, including women and girls, who are often disproportionately impacted by crises like COVID-19.
Since the initiative launched, DFC has supported nearly $2 billion in investment over 25 health projects. DFC’s investments are supporting the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding access to vaccines in the short-term and building vaccine manufacturing capacity in the long-term. The pandemic exposed weaknesses in global health systems and spurred innovation. The agency sees new opportunities to expand investments in health services and infrastructure, health commodity manufacturing and supply chain, and digital health. DFC plans to build on the initial progress of the Global Health and Prosperity Initiative and to expand investments in global health innovation.
Under HAPI, DFC has issued a call for proposals from private sector entities seeking financing for investments in global health. This call for proposals is still open. Before submitting a proposal, learn whether your project may be eligible.
DFC's investments are helping advance DFI collaboration on infrastructure development to bolster private sector investment in shared priority sectors including climate, health, gender equality, and digital connectivity.