Healthcare plays an important role in the EU’s economy, accounting for 8% of the total workforce and for 10% of its GDP. As the EU bank, we support healthcare projects that aim to ensure universal access to high-quality and affordable services.
Good health is not only an essential component of our lives; it is also a precondition for the prosperity of our society. Increasing life expectancies produce demographic changes, which in turn affect public pension and healthcare schemes, as well as family and community services.
> Download “EIB Health Overview 2020”, for more details about the EIB Group’s activities and partnerships in the sector, including key projects.
Mobilising billions for the COVID-19 response
In collaboration with the European Commission, the EIB Group is using existing financial instruments like the InnovFin Infectious Disease Finance Facility to support projects that work towards halting the spread of, finding a cure for and developing a vaccine against COVID-19.
EU Malaria Fund: investment from the European Union, the EIB, Investitionsbank Berlin, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other European national and private actors to support scientifically promising projects that aim to prevent and treat malaria