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Public and Private Pathways Toward Universal Health Coverage

April 12, 2016
Jeanna Holtz
Jeanna Holtz
Principal Associate, International Health
  Catherine Connor
Catherine Connor
Principal Associate, International Health
In a blog post for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, we explain how public and private entities can work together to reach universal health coverage.

The topic of how to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) can be a polarizing one when public and private sector proponents square off. One view is that all aspects of health care belong in the domain of the public sector, while another is that private markets and players offer solutions to address the challenges and constraints of government-financed and government-provided health care.

The good news is that a middle ground has been emerging for some time now and it calls for increased collaboration between the two sectors. Governments’ efforts to raise revenue and provide social protection can be well-complemented by the private health sector, where innovation, technical know-how, and efficiency are more abundant.

Read the full blog post about achieving universal health coverage.