Istanbul, Turkey/Washington, D.C.—February 6, 2013
— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the global arm of Maryland, USA-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, will host a private-sector health care conference, "
Making Global Connections: Leading Change in Emerging Health Markets,"
March, 19-20, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The event will bring together health care leaders from industrialized and emerging market countries to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices. Invited attendees and speakers include private-sector health service providers, pharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturers, national health insurers and policy makers, financiers, supply chain management companies, and professional associations.
A wide range of urgent international health care trends and issues will be discussed in depth, including the globalization of health services, the public purchasing of private services, trends in financial markets, access to fragmented health care markets, and innovation and technology for the future. The conference will offer attendees the opportunity to forge collaborative relationships.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, our investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit
About Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global expansion of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHI provides personalized, culturally appropriate care for patients traveling to Johns Hopkins from outside Maryland and the United States, and for local patients with limited English proficiency. JHI also leverages Hopkins’ extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, medical education, research and health care administration to improve health care delivery through sustainable, high-impact collaborations throughout the world. For more information, visit