People in developing countries face many barriers to accessing hospitals, doctors, and basic medical services.

Good health is not only fundamental to human wellbeing and happiness but is also critical to economic growth as healthier populations live longer and are more productive. Yet developing countries face persistent health challenges due to limited healthcare infrastructure and other obstacles, preventing them from reaching their full potential.

DFC is committed to creating a healthier world by investing in projects that build hospitals and health clinics and expand access to affordable treatments as well as clean water, sanitation, and nutrition.

Through the agency’s Health and Prosperity Initiative, DFC is working to catalyze $5 billion of private sector investment in projects that strengthen health resilience in developing countries, including projects that address the challenges of COVID-19.

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.