As a follow-on to my post yesterday, I also wanted to link to a special supplement of Health Policy and Planning that was released last week that contains more research articles on the role of the private health care sector in various international contexts.
I particularly enjoyed the review of the role of the private sector in the delivery of vaccinations in low income countries, an activity that I have always ascribed exclusively to the public sector. I think this further emphasizes the point I tried to make yesterday: that efforts to improve health in low income countries need to be aware the role the private sector is playing and needs to engage them as appropriate.
B C Forsberg, D Montagu, and J Sundewall: Moving towards in-depth knowledge on the private health sector in low- and middle-income countries
Ann Levin and Miloud Kaddar: Role of the private sector in the provision of immunization services in low- and middle-income countries
Anna Heard, Maya Kant Awasthi, Jabir Ali, Neena Shukla, and Birger C Forsberg: Predicting performance in contracting of basic health care to NGOs: experience from large-scale contracting in Uttar Pradesh, India
Sachiko Ozawa and Damian G Walker: Comparison of trust in public vs private health care providers in rural Cambodia
Bruno Meessen, Maryam Bigdeli, Kannarath Chheng, Kristof Decoster, Por Ir, Chean Men, and Wim Van Damme: Composition of pluralistic health systems: how much can we learn from household surveys? An exploration in Cambodia
Gerald Bloom, Hilary Standing, Henry Lucas, Abbas Bhuiya, Oladimeji Oladepo, and David H Peters: Making health markets work better for poor people: the case of informal providers
Nirali M Shah, Wenjuan Wang, and David M Bishai: Comparing private sector family planning services to government and NGO services in Ethiopia and Pakistan: how do social franchises compare across quality, equity and cost?
Sara Sulzbach, Susna De, and Wenjuan Wang: The private sector role in HIV/AIDS in the context of an expanded global response: expenditure trends in five sub-Saharan African countriesShare on Facebook