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31 Aug 2009 description

AT A GLANCE

- People in Sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world. The region has 11 percent of the world's population, 24 percent of the global disease burden, and lacks the infrastructure to provide even basic health care to its people.

04 Jun 2009 description

London/Washington, D.C., June 4, 2009-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the German development finance institution DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH announced today that they have created a new private equity fund that will invest in Africa's health sector.

The Health in Africa Fund, managed by Aureos Capital, will invest in small- and medium-sized companies in sub-Saharan Africa, such as health clinics and diagnostic centers, with the goal of helping low-income Africans gain …