SIDE MEETING

SE020

Service Delivery and UHC in the Private Sector

Meeting Organizer

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Kimberly Cole

Contact Person : Kimberly Cole, kcole@usaid.gov

28 January 2020
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 5

Open to All Participants

BACKGROUND :

Data show that a large proportion of people in LMICs, including those in the poorest income quintiles, access health services in the private sector as their first point of contact due to convenience and perceived quality. However, the potential role of a rapidly growing and heterogeneous private sector in achieving UHC has not been fully realized. By engaging effectively with the private sector, health planners encourage private sector providers to improve quality and coverage in order to advance the goals of UHC and sustainable development. Private sector contributions to healthcare delivery takes many forms; this session will explore examples of emerging best practices; the successes and causes for optimism will be highlighted, as well as the lessons learned and opportunities to increase the private sector contribution to UHC.

OBJECTIVES :

The objective of the session is to demonstrate, with specific examples, some of the many ways the private sector can be an effective partner in achieving the goals of sustainable development and universal health coverage. The session will highlight some current initiatives implemented within the private sector that promote equity of access and help ensure clinical quality.