In March 2016, OeEB provided Business Advisory Services funds for the improvement of access to laboratory services in Ethiopia.

Project name Regional Hospital Laboratory Partnership Program
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Sector Health
Service Business Advisory Services
Project country Ethiopia
Projekt partner(s) International Clinical Laboratories (ICL)

Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of the population lives in rural areas with insufficient access to medical care. Many illnesses could be treated if they were diagnosed at an early stage, however, there is a lack of laboratories, trained staff and basic infrastructure.

The Regional Hospital Laboratory Partnership Program was initiated by International Clinical Laboratories (ICL). Within the program, hospital staff is trained to take samples and the transport of samples is organised in order to improve the rural population's access to qualitative medical and diagnostic laboratory services.

With Business Advisory Services funds, OeEB helps expand the program by at least 15 regional hospitals.

Ascent Rift Valley Fund
Video of our EDFI-partner and co-investor Norfund about Ascent Rift Valley Fund
International Clinical Laboratories (ICL) is investee of the Ascent Rift Valley Fund for which OeEB provided USD 5 million in equity capital.