Summary: Where and how the private sector can work in partnership with public agencies to improve human welfare is a wide ranging public debate. The broad issues, nonetheless, have been resolved; for example, the ‘Millennium Development Goals’ affirm the need for multi-sectoral, co-ordinated interventions and Corporate Social Responsibility is now an axiom of sound business practice. Indeed, private-public ‘partnerships’ are an accepted premiss for stimulating national development in the countries where there are HIV/AIDS epidemics. Where there is much debate, however, is over the details of where and how these partnerships can and do work effectively. Here, we focus on one ‘big’ question: how to promote development in the context of HIV/AIDS? We also focus on one set of issues, the role of the private sector in public health management in countries with HIV/AIDS epidemics, using South Africa as an example.
George, G.; Quinlan, T. Public-private sector partnerships as a means of development in Africa, in the context of HIV/AIDS. Eurohealth (2008) 14 (2) 33-36.