Health Africa (IFC-603271)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 6, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
*Borrower information not provided at the time of disclosure*
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.75 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 11, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 30, 2020

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank provided information, the IFC Healthcare Quality Advisory Program aims to improve the quality of care provided in healthcare facilities across Sub-Saharan Africa. It consists of two components: Component 1: Advisory work to upgrade quality in healthcare facilities; Component 2: Knowledge Sharing.

Component 1.

IFC Health Care Quality Assessment Tool will be used to diagnose the quality of facilities infrastructure, standards and procedures, and communicate the results of the diagnosis and recommendations to the health care facility. The assessment will typically indicate good practices in place, key shortcomings and priority remedial actions. Select clients that are interested in implementing Health care quality improvement program with IFC support will receive tailored advice based on priority areas identified by quality assessment. Implementation support may include training and workshops on improvement areas, ongoing consultations and a repeat assessment.

Component 2.

To ensure efficient delivery and promote the sharing of best practices and learning from client experiences, the project will engage in knowledge management activities:
- Development of case studies, reports, and/or short notes based on the client-level work in this project or experiences of the project’s clients related to improving quality standards, and the effects of those improvements. They can be used to promote quality of care, ethics, patient and family rights, medication management and use, quality improvement and patient safety, infection control, facility management and safety. Other clients and institutions will use them as guides for their improvements.
- Events (e.g., workshops, BBLs, webinars, peer-to-peer learning events, etc.) and other dissemination activities to share case studies, best practices and lessons learned with IFC staff, clients, and other interested stakeholders to promote knowledge transfer and greater awareness of the tool and the broader quality agenda for the health sector.

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