Not “If” or “When,” But “How” The Private Sector Can Advance Women’s Health and Well-Being in Africa
and Kaushal Shah, Head of Health Strategy, Africa Health Business
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) strategy report outlines six critical governance behaviors for private sector health service delivery within mixed health systems:
1. Build understanding – Collection and analysis of data to align priorities for action.
2. Foster relations – Working together to achieve shared objectives in a new way of doing business.
3. Enable stakeholders – Institutional framework that empowers actors.
4. Align structures – Organizational structures to align with policy objectives.
5. Nurture trust – Mutual trust amongst all actors as reliable participants.
6. Deliver strategy – Agreed sense of direction and articulation of roles and responsibilities.
 Engaging the private health service delivery sector through governance in mixed health systems: strategy report of the WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
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About AHBS- Africa Women’s Health: The Role of the Private Sector in Advancing Women’s Health in Africa.
AHB curated the Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS) under the theme: The role of the private sector in advancing women’s health in Africa with the objective to prioritise, explore and strengthen the role of the private sector in advancing women’s health on the continent.
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