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Nigeria Considering Innovative Financing Mechanism For Malaria Prevention

Financial Times: World Bank health care social impact bond fundraising targets Africa malaria
“Malaria may not seem an obvious focus for financial markets but Nigeria plans an ambitious new instrument to tackle the heavy burden of the disease. If it goes ahead, the Innovative Financing for Malaria Prevention and Treatment/Control Project (Impact) will seek up to $300m from investors to fund distribution of bed nets impregnated with insecticide for the country’s malaria control program…” The article is part of a special report titled “Innovation in Healthcare” (Jack, 11/29).

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