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Featured Photo: Expanding access to affordable healthcare in Cameroon

  In Yaoundé, Cameroon, the OPIC-supported Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute provides affordable eye care and sight-saving cataract surgery to thousands. Blindness is twice as common in Africa as it is worldwide, and blindness caused by... Read more...

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Cameroon hospital offers a model for Africa - and the world: OPIC featured in the Cameroon Post

OPIC Executive Vice President David Bohigian who traveled with an OPIC delegation to West Africa this week, wrote in the Cameroon Post about OPIC’s model of investing in development and about one healthcare project the agency supports in Cameroon.... Read more...

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An innovative approach to reducing blindness in Cameroon: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

Cataract surgery being performed in Cameroon   October 12 is World Sight Day a day of awareness of blindness and vision impairment around the world. Like so many health challenges, blindness impacts the people of Africa... Read more...

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This Wyoming-based, woman-owned business sells its American-made mobile health clinics around the world. Learn how OPIC helps

​​​​​​​At OPIC, we often feature the stories of our American business partners who we support in emerging markets. But the benefits of OPIC’s work extend beyond our immediate clients since the projects we support often result in procurement of... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Belstar Development, LLC

Last month at the 2015 Impact Awards, OPIC recognized Belstar Development, LLC for excellence in development in the innovation category. Belstar is a Miami company that is serving as the lead investor in Ghana’s National Medical Equipment... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to modern healthcare in Ghana

  Healthcare workers in Ghana tend to patients in a mobile clinic, part of the Ghana National Medical Equipment Project, a sweeping and ambitious program to update the country’s medical network by introducing advanced technology, expand... Read more...

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Featured Photo: On Mother’s Day, OPIC’s support to African medical care helps new mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 10, this photo shows the Mission Mbagala Dispensary, a small clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, tending to a new mother and her infant. Supported by an OPIC loan, the clinic is one of several that have been able... Read more...

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Featured photo: Preventing malaria deaths

  Malaria nets hang above the beds in this small health clinic, one of many in Sub-Saharan Africa that has been able to expand and purchase more equipment with the help of Medical Credit Fund (MCF). MCF provides financing to... Read more...

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Snapshots in development: Annual report highlights OPIC’s far-reaching impact

From Vietnam to Afghanistan, Malawi and Brazil, OPIC supports projects that build power plants and water treatment facilities, increase access to food and healthcare, introduce cleaner sources of energy and help address poverty by building... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving healthcare in Angola

                            Healthcare workers review files in the new Luanda Medical and Diagnostic Center in Angola’s... Read more...

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