How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa
The report found that many policies exist on paper, but are not implemented in practice. Thirty-nine out of the 45 countries researched have a policy towards the private health sector, but only 12 are implementing them. Meanwhile, all 45 countries require private facilities to be inspected, but in only five countries are the inspections carried out as required.
Healthy Partnerships is a follow-up to the 2007 IFC-World Bank Business of Health in Africa report which found that the private sector delivers about half of Africa’s health products and services and called for a close partnership between the public and private sectors, including improvements to regulatory oversight.
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