This article describes and analyses more than 8 years of government and donor efforts to establish and improve Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) stewardship over the for-profit health sector. This was a MoPH-led endeavour supported mainly by USAID, the World Bank and the EU involving hundreds of internal and external actors
Strong primary health care (PHC) is vital to achieving universal health care (UHC). As countries work toward UHC, they recognize that the public sector alone cannot provide all necessary comprehensive PHC services to cover country populations and that countries need to engage and effectively steward both the public and private health sectors. The JLN’s Private Sector Engagement Collaborative has been sharing experiences and knowledge and compiling practical advice to support effective stewardship of the private sector.
The global picture of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in healthcare is tipping on its head. Following more than 15 years of expansion and innovation in high-income health systems, enabling in some markets the largest renewal of healthcare infrastructure in their history, PPP appears to be a declining force. At the same time,
The report argues that public expenditure management needs to be re-considered if countries are to close the gap between the current rules, conditions and practices of health expenditure and what is required to move towards UHC.
USAID’s Office of Health Systems commissioned this report from the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project to better understand the effects of health systems strengthening interventions on health status and its proxies (service utilization, quality service provision, uptake of healthy behaviors, and financial protection).
What is it? Advice from Implementers to Implementers is a practical manual that contains step-by-step guidance along with real-world examples and case studies to help facilitate public-private sector engagement around primary health care (PHC). The first two modules of the Manual provide practical guidance on Initial Communications and
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From modest growth of mutual health organization (MHO) schemes to a rapidly scaled-up and centralized national program, Ghana holds a wealth of lessons in ways to raise revenue, pool health and financial risk, and organize purchasing from public and private providers. These lessons include the politics of navigating health finance
"Lessons from Latin America" reviews the healthcare PPP landscape across Latin America (excluding Brazil, the Caribbean and Suriname), and provides an in-depth look at PPPs that are in construction, operation or planning phases in five countries: Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru. The report examines the political, financial, contracting and
On 8-9 July 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, 65 representatives from the public and private sectors met to discuss and debate strategies of financing privately provided healthcare. This report represents key insights and points of debate which revolved around the following themes:financing of private healthcare, quality assurance and quality improvement, and the
Knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration for people interested in mixed (public and private) health systems.
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The health system of Bangladesh has undergone a number of reforms and has established an extensive health service infrastructure in both the public and private sectors during the past four decades. This report by the Asia Pacific Observatory finds that there is an urgent need for more investment of
The Bridge Between Private Healthcare Providers and National Health Insurance Programs is a case study report on how social franchises are linking private providers to the national health insurance program in the Philippines. This case study focuses on programs in the Philippines, a country that has been home to social