Roundtable discussion: what is the future role of the private sector in health?

This roundtable discussion offers diverse perspectives from a range of stakeholders

Abstract

The role for the private sector in health remains subject to much debate, especially within the context of achieving universal health coverage.

This roundtable discussion offers diverse perspectives from a range of stakeholders – a health funder, a representative from an implementing organization, a national-level policy-maker, and an expert working in a large multi-national company – on what the future may hold for the private sector in health.

Overall, the roundtable participants agree that the private sector will play an important role in future health systems. But we must agree a common language, work together, and identify key issues and gaps that might be more effectively filled by the private sector.

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Future Health Systems programme which is led by Johns Hopkins University

Citation

Stallworthy, G.; Boahene, K.; Ohiri, K.; Pamba, A.; Knezovich, J. Roundtable discussion: what is the future role of the private sector in health? Globalization and Health (2014) 10 (1) 55. [DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-10-55]

Roundtable discussion: what is the future role of the private sector in health?

Published 1 January 2014