MCC recognizes that a healthy population–including reduced illness and increased life expectancy–is critical for achieving sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. Where national growth is potentially stymied by poor health, MCC investments can help governments ensure that critical, cost-effective health services are available where they have the most potential to make a difference in enhancing the quality of life, leading to greater productivity and economic growth. In other areas, such as road infrastructure, MCC works to ensure that health and safety considerations are identified early in the project cycle and integrated into the project design and implementation process.
'Invest in health, build a safer future'
The MCC selection indicators for Total Public Expenditure on Health, Immunization Rate, and Natural Resources Management specifically focus on a country’s efforts to provide adequate health care and healthy living conditions to its citizens. The MCC program targets different areas of health interventions. Examples include: