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 improve pandemic preparedness and health system resilience, including investments in health services and infrastructure, health commodity manufacturing and supply chain, and digital health.

The agency launched a swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic and supports multiple projects that will expand vaccine manufacturing capacity. DFC healthcare investments also aim to increase access, affordability, and quality of care for both infectious and non-communicable diseases as well as improve water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition for holistic health and well-being.

Further, through DFC’s Global Health and Prosperity Initiative the agency has supported nearly $2 billion in investment over 25 health projects that are bolstering the COVID-19 response and helping build greater health resilience. 

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.