The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Health Systems Strengthening

Workshop Summary

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309381428

Category: Medical

Page: 126

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Over the past several decades, the public and private sectors made significant investments in global health, leading to meaningful changes for many of the world's poor. These investments and the resulting progress are often concentrated in vertical health programs, such as child and maternal health, malaria, and HIV, where donors may have a strategic interest. Frequently, partnerships between donors and other stakeholders can coalesce on a specific topical area of expertise and interest. However, to sustain these successes and continue progress, there is a growing recognition of the need to strengthen health systems more broadly and build functional administrative and technical infrastructure that can support health services for all, improve the health of populations, increase the purchasing and earning power of consumers and workers, and advance global security. In June 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop on the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in health systems strengthening. Participants examined a range of incentives, innovations, and opportunities for relevant sectors and stakeholders in strengthening health systems through partnerships; to explore lessons learned from pervious and ongoing efforts with the goal of illuminating how to improve performance and outcomes going forward; and to discuss measuring the value and outcomes of investments and documenting success in partnerships focused on health systems strengthening. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Health Equity in a Globalizing Era

Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Author: Ronald Labonté,Arne Ruckert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192572253

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 9235

Why do some countries and populations suffer from poverty and ill health, whilst others are more prosperous and healthy? What are the inherently global (trans-border) issues that affect inequities in disease burden and health opportunities for individuals and nations? Traditionally, the focus of global health has been 'international health': the concern for high burdens of disease in generally low-income countries. To answer these questions however, we need to modernise our understanding of globalization as a phenomenon. Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects examines how globalization processes since the on-set of neoliberalism affect equity in global health outcomes, and emphasises access to important social determinants of health. With a basis in political economy, the book covers key globalization concepts and theory, and presents a thorough background to the field. Case studies, illustrations, and new research all combine to make this title a comprehensive and current discussion of the various pathways that connect globalization to health equity outcomes. It looks at changes in migration, labour markets, trade and investment rules, international development assistance, health systems, infectious and non-communicable disease risks, environmental health, and gendered aspects of globalization's health dialectic. In addition, it argues for a reform of the global governance structure, the significant role of human rights, and the importance of a strong civil society in achieving greater social justice in health. Ideal for senior undergraduate and graduate students in global health programs, global health scholars and practitioners in government policy and health/development NGOs, Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects is a significant contribution to our new understanding of globalization and global public health.

Achieving Education for All through Public–Private Partnerships?

Non-State Provision of Education in Developing Countries

Author: Pauline Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317999541

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Concern for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has led to a focus on the role that non-state providers (NSPs) can offer in extending access and improving quality of basic services. While NSPs can help to fill a gap in provision to those excluded from state provision, recent growth in both for-profit and not-for-profit providers in developing countries has sometimes resulted in fragmentation of service delivery. To address this, attention is increasingly given in the education sector to developing ‘partnerships’ between governments and NSPs. Partnerships are further driven by the expectation that the state has the moral, social, and legal responsibility for overall education service delivery and so should play a role in facilitating and regulating NSPs. Even where the ultimate aim of both non-state providers and the state is to provide education of acceptable quality to all children, this book provides evidence from diverse contexts across Africa, South Asia, and Latin America to highlight the challenges in them partnering to achieve this. This book was published as a special issue of Development in Practice.

Protecting the World's Children

Immunisation policies and Practices

Author: Sidsel Roalkvam,Desmond McNeill,Stuart Blume

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164451X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Vaccination programmes now represent a major part of the effort devoted to improving the health of children in developing countries. These donor-funded programmes tend to be global in scope and focus on worldwide goals and targets such as 'polio eradication', and the Millennium Development Goals. Health policy makers at the national level are expected to implement these programmes in a standard manner and report progress according to a few standard indicators. Pressures and incentives to achieve the targets set are then transmitted down to the community level health worker who actually meets the parents and children to implement the programmes. Drawing on first hand, original research in India and Malawi carried out by the contributors, as well as existing literature, Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation policies and practices suggests that there is little or no scope allowed for the effects of variance in the way health systems work, the difficulties and tensions faced by health workers, or differences in the way people think about childhood illnesses that reflect cultural differences. The book argues that the need to show progress can create distortions and lead to the production of misleading data and an unwillingness to report problems. It proposes that vaccines could more effectively serve children's health needs if immunisation programmes are better understood and acknowledged, and if local knowledge and realities were enabled to inform national and international health policy. Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of experts in immunisation policy, Protecting the World's Children is an integrative study of immunisation policy and practice at a global, national and community level, and is an essential resource for researchers and practitioners in international and public health, as well as professionals in international and development studies.

Improving Health, Nutrition, and Population Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Role of the World Bank

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821359631

Category: Medical

Page: 243

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Annotation This book takes an in-depth look at health, nutrition and population challenges faced by Sub-Sharan Africa, particularly how disease, malnutrition and high fertility affect poverty reduction.

Transnational Partnerships

Effectively Providing for Sustainable Development?

Author: M. Beisheim,A. Liese

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137359536

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 5900

Why are some transnational public-private partnerships (PPPs) highly effective, while others are not? The contributors compare 21 transnational PPPs that seek to provide collective goods in the field of sustainable development.

Health Care Systems in Europe under Austerity

Institutional Reforms and Performance

Author: E. Pavolini,A. Guillén

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369626

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 5313

This book analyses recent reform trends of European health care systems. Using eight European countries case studies it connects policy reforms with a healthcare quadrilemma, and compares how well these systems perform in terms of economic efficiency, medical achievements, social inequalities, and responsiveness to patients and workers.

Health partnerships review

focusing collaborative efforts on research and innovation for the health of the poor

Author: Global Forum for Health Research (Organization)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 93

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Public-private partnerships in the health sector

experiences from developing countries

Author: Johannes Jütting,International Labour Office. Social Security Policy and Development Branch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789221131519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 31

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Governance and Knowledge Management for Public-Private Partnerships

Author: Herbert Robinson,Patricia Carrillo,Chimay J. Anumba,Manju Patel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444318753

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 3699

"The book not only gives a clear picture of the policy andstrategic framework of PFI/PPP projects, the governance andknowledge management issues through different phases from planning,design development to operation and service delivery and theprocesses associated with each phase, but practical tools,methodologies and capabilities needed to deliver PFI/PPP projectsin a range of sectors are also explained. It clearly demonstratesthe key imperatives that are the hallmark of successful programmesand projects no matter what there method of funding or delivery. I have no doubt that, in undertaking the programmes and projectsthat I am responsible for delivering and in undertaking OGC GatewayReviews, to support clients delivering their own programmes andprojects, I will draw on the material contained in thisbook." —From the Foreword by Rob Smith, Director of GatewayReviews and Estates & Facilities, Department of Health There is a growing demand worldwide for transport, healthcare,education, energy and water infrastructure. However, governmentresources are often insufficient to meet the needs of new projectsand to upgrade existing infrastructure. Private participation inpublic infrastructure is therefore increasing but the respectiveroles of the public and private sectors are the subject of intensedebate. This has led to renewed interest in public-privatepartnerships in developed and developing countries. Governance and Knowledge Management for Public-PrivatePartnerships shows how effective governance and knowledgemanagement can improve the performance of PFI/PPP projects. Itprovides an in-depth understanding of different dimensions ofgovernance and how they affect project management structure,processes, and decision-making ability of actors and teams involvedin PFI/PPP projects. The role of knowledge management strategy, theneed for benchmarking knowledge management efforts, specific toolsand methodologies for capturing, sharing and applying knowledge toaccelerate learning and capacity building are also examined. The book is essential reading for all those involved in PFI/PPPprojects, including policy makers, industry practitioners,academics and students. The practical tools for governance andknowledge management it offers make this book particularly usefulfor consultants, contractors and client organisations.

Achieving the Global Public Health Agenda

Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211045963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 6642

The publication presents the main discussions that took place during the Economic and Social Council meetings at the 2009 High-level Segment. The key debates focused on the theme of the 2009 Annual Ministerial Review, “Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to global public health”.

Côte d’Ivoire: 2013 Article IV Consultation and Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

Author: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1475547633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 9236

This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that Côte d’Ivoire is recovering from a long period of economic stagnation and political conflict that culminated in the post-election crisis of end-2010 and early 2011. The conflict caused real per capita income to fall by more than 40 percent from its 1978 peak level. Following the post-election crisis, the new government started the process of sociopolitical normalization, and quickly put in place an economic recovery program. Growth is projected to reach 8.7 percent in 2013, while inflation is expected to remain below the regional convergence criterion of 3 percent.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 9151

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Department of Homeland Security Faces Challenges in Fulfilling Cybersecurity Responsibilities

Author: David A. Powner (au)

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422301012


Page: 73

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African Health Leaders

Making Change and Claiming the Future

Author: Francis Omaswa,Nigel Crisp

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191008419

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 8829

Most accounts of health and healthcare in Africa are written by foreigners. African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future redresses the balance. Written by Africans, who have themselves led improvements in their own countries, the book discusses the creativity, innovation and leadership that has been involved tackling everything from HIV/AIDs, to maternal, and child mortality and neglected tropical diseases. It celebrates their achievements and shows how, over three generations, African health leaders are creating a distinctively African vision of health and health systems. The book reveals how African Health Leaders are claiming the future - in Africa, but also by sharing their insights and knowledge globally and contributing fully to improving health throughout the world. It illustrates how African leadership can enable foreign agencies and individuals working in Africa to avoid all those misunderstandings and misinterpretations of culture and context which lead to wasted efforts and frustrated hopes. African Health Leaders challenges Africans to do more for themselves; build on success; tackle weak governance, corrupt systems and low expectations and claim the future. It sets out what Africa needs from the rest of the world in the spirit of global solidarity - not primarily in aid, but through investment, collaboration, partnership and co-development. It concludes with a vision for improvement based on three foundations: an understanding that 'health is made at home'; the determination to offer access to health services for everyone; and an insistence on the pursuit of quality.

Managing Social Policy

Author: John Clarke Allan Cochrane Eugene McLaughlin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446232132


Page: 256

View: 8204

This innovative text offers an assessment of the role of management in the restructuring of social welfare in contemporary Britain. In the transformation of the welfare state since the 1970s, management has been accorded a central role. New forms and ideas of management have had profound consequences for: the organization and delivery of public services; the political processes of policy formation; systems of accountability; and the experiences both of the recipients of services and of those working within public sector organizations. Examining the significance of managerialism, this book offers a unique insight into the current shaping of social welfare.