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Sept. 14, 2018

Public–private partnerships in practice: collaborating to improve health finance policy in Ghana and Kenya

Region: Africa Scientific publication Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: Health Policy and Planning

Social health insurance (SHI), one mechanism for achieving universal health coverage, has become increasingly important in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as they work to achieve this goal. Although small private providers supply a significant proportion of healthcare in LMICs, integrating these providers into SHI systems is often challenging. Public–private partnerships in health are one way to address these challenges, but we know little about how these collaborations work, how effectively, and why.