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Session: The Role and Contribution of the Private Sector in Realizing Health Sector Reform
3045.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Oral
The Role and Contribution of the Private Sector in Realizing Health Sector Reform
Because of reduced donor support to developing countries and due to a decrease in development-focused funds from within countriesí own ministries, the private sector is being recognized as an important contributor to realizing reform goals that would achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare delivery. The objective of this panel is to demonstrate the validity of engaging the private sector in the strategic planning and implementation of health sector reform and to further demonstrate the effective contribution that the private sector has made to-date in realizing health reform goals in developing countries. Panelists will discuss various perspectives regarding the politics and protocols for involving the private sector in the delivery of health services. Illustrative examples will include: Global Development Alliances (GDA) in health; Foundation investments in health; Commercial Sector Investments in health; and Motivating and engaging host country private sector counterparts. The outcome of these discussions should further encourage greater private sector involvement in health sector reform.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Betsy Bassan, MA
Moderator(s):Tennyson "Don" Levy
8:30 AMMotivating and Engaging Host Country Private Sector Counterparts
Tennyson Levy
8:50 AMCommercial Sector Investments in Health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Greg Allgood, MSPH, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA