Swedfund, the Swedish development finance institution, has committed €5 million in debt funding to the Medical Credit Fund II (MCF II), a fund that provides financing to small and medium-sized enterprises within the health sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the World Bank, sub-Saharan Africa has two physicians and 12 beds per 10,000 people, compared to the world average of 16 physicians and 29 beds. Majority of this limited infrastructure is in urban areas where only 41% of t...