I am currently in Toronto, Canada where I am attending the biannual International Heath Economics Association conference. It has so far been two very full and engaging days of running from session to session and catching up with colleagues and friends from around the world.
A few days before the conference, I also attending a special one day session on the role of the Private Sector in Health. What was clear from attending these sessions is that the private sector is currently playing an important role in health service delivery in most developing countries and therefore any health system intervention aimed at improving health service delivery must at least figure out how to engage with this important part of the sector.
The conference was a research conference so there were papers presented on what do we know about this sector, how is it changing, and experiences some actors have had working within or with the private sector. The powerpoint presentations from this conference, including one by a particular blogger who knows very little about this topic, have been uploaded here and are available to all to view.Share on Facebook