ABOUT US

A Coalition of Global Leaders in Health

 

The Health Finance Coalition (HFC) is a group of leading health donors, investors, and technical partners seeking to scale blended finance solutions to achieve SDG3 and Universal Health Coverage in Africa.

THE CHALLENGE

We need a new approach to financing global health.

Africa faces a massive health finance gap…

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…Yet health receives a fraction current impact investment.
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OUR SOLUTION

Leverage private, return-seeking capital to achieve public health goals with a "Capital Stack" Approach

To achieve Africa’s health goals,
we must position private, return- seeking capital to co-invest alongside African governments and donors to scale transformative health innovations that serve the most vulnerable.

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What we do

The gap between Africa’s health financing needs and current resources has only widened since the advent of COVID-19. To close the gap, we need a new approach: a robust pipeline of investable high-impact healthcare deals, capital that accepts realistic risk-adjusted returns, and blending through a “capital stack” approach.

We pursue this mission through following:

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DEAL CONSTRUCTION

Construct transformative health deals that bring together the right operators, business models, creative capital, financing structures, and government stakeholders.

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PUBLIC RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

Facilitate co-investment and engagement from African governments and multilateral donors to make the capital stack achievable.

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CATALYZING ACTION

Accelerate uptake of the capital stack approach among global leaders and catalyze large-scale action to unlock greater investment in health.

CASE STUDIES

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Open Doors African Private Healthcare Initiative

ODAPHI is an emergency loan guarantee facility making more than USD 35 million in loans available to private, small- and medium enterprise healthcare providers in five African countries in response to COVID-19. This is a partnership with the US Development Finance Corporation, USAID, PMI, Rockefeller Foundation, Skoll Foundation, MCJ Amelior Foundation, and the Medical Credit Fund.

 

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Transform Health Fund

To respond to the pressing financing gap for healthcare in Africa, the Health Finance Coalition is supporting the development and launch of the Transform Health Fund, a USD 100 million target fund that will invest in supply chain transformation and innovative care delivery models serving low-income patients. The Fund will be managed by leading impact investor, AfricInvest.