ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR IN HEALTHCARE

Research Forum on Role of Private Sector in Healthcare

The focus of the WISH research and report on the role of the private sector in healthcare is on how to create more effective, mass-scale collaborations between public and private sector for the delivery of healthcare services needed for UHC. It starts by setting out the business case for private providers – which is big but not necessarily aligned to what much of the sector has traditionally done. The second part of the report describe how governments can create an enabling environment for such ‘UHC ready’ providers, using interview with the leaders of six large public payers in countries pursuing UHC.

Forum Chair: Sir David Nicholson

Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE provides advice and guidance to both governments and individual organizations interested in improving health and healthcare, enabling progress towards universal healthcare coverage. He has worked in China, Brazil, the USA, Europe and the Middle East, independently, and in association with the World Health Organization, and World Bank.

“Populations around the world are living longer and using healthcare services more than ever before, which requires us to search for innovative ways to use private sector providers to complement often-overstretched government health systems.”

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