JLN Shares Learning on Engaging the Private Sector in Primary Health Care Jul 17, 2017

JLN Shares Learning on Engaging the Private Sector in Primary Health Care

The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Private Sector Engagement Collaborative, a group of JLN member countries working together under the Primary Health Care initiative, shared learnings from their co-developed manual in a webinar on July 7, 2017. The webinar was organized in partnership with Health Systems Global.

The manual, Engaging the Private Sector in Primary Health Care to Achieve Universal Health Coverage: Advice from Implementers to Implementers, was co-developed by JLN member country health policy decision makers participating in JLN’s Private Sector Engagement Collaborative.

The webinar attracted over 20 participants, including representatives from Meridian Group International, Inc, EU Health and Nutrition Concern Worldwide, JLN country participants, the JLN steering committee, and international consultants and researchers focused on the private sector in health.

The technical facilitator guided participants through the first two modules of the manual on initial communications and partnership around PHC and provider mapping. The technical facilitator also shared the Collaborative’s plans for the next three modules of the knowledge product on provider and facility regulation, accreditation or empanelment; provider contracting and payment; and PHC systems monitoring and evaluation, and encouraged feedback, dissemination, and adaptation of the publicly available knowledge product.

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