DFC is committed to strengthening health resilience in developing countries. Through its Health and Prosperity Initiative, the agency is working to invest $2 billion in projects that bolster health systems, support infrastructure development, and expand access to clean water, sanitation, and nutrition.
DFC is particularly focused on projects that support the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially through investment in health system capacity, including supply chains that expand the distribution of medical supplies, products, and equipment. The agency will also prioritize projects that support countries in Africa that are particularly vulnerable to health challenges as well as investments that advance DFC’s 2X Women’s Initiative by empowering women, who are often disproportionately impacted by crises like COVID-19.
Under the initiative, DFC has issued a call for proposals from private sector entities seeking financing for investments in global health. Before submitting a proposal, learn whether your project may be eligible.
DFC's investments are helping advance the Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative, which aims to mobilize private sector capital for infrastructure projects in four key areas: climate change mitigation and adaptation, global health, gender equity and equality, and information and communications technology.