Screen Shot 2019-10-26 at 07.46.24.pngOver the years, we’ve worked with country governments, social entrepreneurs, and private provider networks on how to better integrate private health care providers within government plans to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). The reality in many low- and middle-income countries is that health systems are mixed, such that the public and private sectors operate side-by-side to provide health care services and products.

But governments often make, at best, only modest efforts to coordinate and optimize the use of both the public and private sectors in pursuit of public health goals. We believe that if governments could better steward and engage the private sector, it will help to ensure that everyone, regardless of income level or background, can have access to high-quality and affordable health care when they need it….more

Public Stewardship of Private Providers in Mixed Health Systems