Management for health services delivery

Partnerships management: Working with the private sector

For higher level managers

  • What Can be Done About the Private Health Sector in Low-Income Countries?
    Anne Mills, Ruairi Brugha, Kara Hanson, and Barbara McPake, WHO, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2002;80:325-330.
    Health services supply and distribution, private sector, marketing of health services, quality of health care, legislation, health, consumer advocacy, developing countries
    (6 pages, pdf 73kb)
  • Making Co-Investment a Reality
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
    The purpose of this working document is to clarify some of the basic principles and practical elements that will make public-private partnerships (PPPs) a part of country processes supported by the Global Fund. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of partners working with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms to make these coinvestment schemes a reality at country level.
    (64 pages, pdf)
  • Can public-private collaboration promote TB case detection among the poor & vulnerable?
    Malmborg, R.; Mann, G.; Thomson, R.; Squire, S. B., WHO, Bulletin of the World Health Organization
    Assesses the ability of PPM partners to provide case detection services for poor and vulnerable people; accessibility, acceptability and quality; PPM projects do have the potential to promote case detection among the poor and vulnerable. However, it is important to think critically about the type of private providers who are best suited to meeting the needs of the poor. To reach vulnerable people NGOs could be used to provide diagnosis and care for patients with TB, and could also act as mediators and quality controllers among various providers.
    (7 pages, pdf 532kb)
  • Public-Private Mix for HIV (PPM-HIV)
    Shaun Conway, 2006, HLSP Institute
    Case study: the PPM-HIV Coal Powerbelt Partnership, South Africa. Over a quarter of adults in the South African Coal Powerbelt region are living with HIV
    (8 pages, pdf 217KB)
  • Working With the Non-State Sector to Achieve Public Health Goals
    Working Paper No.2
    pdf, 548kb

    2005, Sara Bennett, Kara Hanson, Patrick Kadama, Dominic Montagu, WHO
    Broad range of players; key challenges; quality of care issues; capacity and roles to expand coverage of services. (17 pages)
  • Private Sector Health Care in Developing Countries Needs Better Stewardship, Researchers Say
    2002, WHO
    Often dangerous; poor quality; great diversity; government provide guidance
    (Web page)
  • Can working with the private for-profit sector improve utilization of quality health services by the poor? A systematic review of the literature
    Edith Patouillard, Catherine A Goodman, Kara G Hanson and Anne J Mills, 2007, International Journal for Equity in Health 2007, 6:17
    social marketing, vouchers, prepackaged treatment regimes, franchising, accreditation, contracting out, training, regulations; many interventions have worked successfully in poor communities and positive equity impacts can be inferred from interventions that work with types of providers predominantly used by poor people
    (11 pages, pdf 326kb)
  • HIV Antiretroviral Therapy: Can Franchising Expand Coverage?
    Roger England, 2006, UK Department for International Development
    What Is Franchising? 3. Does Franchising Work? evaluations and evidence; quality; costs, financing and sustainability; scale, coverage and equity; implications for delivering art through franchising; implications for governments and aid agencies; available information on known franchises.
    (36 pages, pdf 400kb)