DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20190640

A glance on public private partnership: an opportunity for developing nations to achieve universal health coverage

Reena Titoria, Anu Mohandas

Abstract


The government of India has joined hands with the rest of the world aiming at universal health coverage (UHC) and has set the target for 2022. The huge population, the difficult land terrain, unequal distribution of health care system, socio-economic and cultural factors are posing serious challenges. Public private partnership (PPP) even though not exactly a novel concept, some innovations can tackle these challenges to an extent and give us a smooth track towards UHC. In the past, PPP models were utilized to some extent for development and refurbishment of health infrastructure. But expanding the partnership between the two sectors to human resource, service delivery and financial management with supervision and monitoring by the government may bring out the needed significant difference.


Keywords


Universal health coverage, Public sector, Private sector, Public private partnership, Health infrastructure

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