Fostering Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Health Inequities in Peru
|Mahesh Karra; Suneeta Sharma; Manuel Vargas; HPI, TO1|
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The Ministry of Health is the largest provider of family planning (FP) services and contraceptives in Peru. The other public provider of services is the social security institute that provides health services to those in the formal employment sector. The private sector comprised of pharmacies, private providers, and non-governmental organizations also plays an important role. As demand for FP services increases, there needs to be a shift in how the public and private sectors respond. Promoting partnerships between the public and private sectors is a strategy for ensuring that unmet needs for services and contraceptives is satisfied, particularly among vulnerable populations in rural and remote regions.
To promote and support public-private partnerships (PPPs), the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 applied a policy framework for fostering PPPs. The framework involves a multi-part process: (1) understand the policy environment and the market for FP/reproductive health (RH), (2) foster dialogue and develop consensus on health equity goals, (3) create an enabling environment for PPPs, (4) define public and private sector roles, and (5) develop PPPs. The project's activity in Peru to promote public-private partnerships was carried out from 2008 to 2010.
|No. of Pages:||47|
|Country:||Peru, LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN, LAC Regional Program|
|Keywords:||Private Sector/NGOs, FP/RH, Public Sector, Strategic Planning|