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Announcement of the Ethical Principles in Health Care by IFC Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie von Friedeburg, IFC Chief Operating Officer, announced the Ethical Principles in Health Care, a new IFC initiative aimed at creating a standard for all companies operating in emerging markets.

“We are envisioning that private health providers will voluntarily commit to these principles and that investors will place a premium on adherence to them. Sixteen organizations have indicated that they are early adopters. A year from now, we would like to see every one of your companies on our list of early adopters,”—announced Stephanie von Friedeburg at the IFC Global Health Care Conference on May 28, 2019.

IFC produced these principles in the firm belief that it is in the long-term business interests of health care enterprises to adhere to ethical principles: good for business, patients, staff and, ultimately, the right thing to do. The principles unpack in an accessible, methodical way the issues that health care organizations need to pay attention to in this area.