Child health and the missing link: Working with the private sector for better results

Author(s)/Editor(s): Harding A, Axelson H and Bustreo F
Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 59
Language: English


The paper is co-authored by April Harding, World Bank (formerly of the Center for Global Development); Henrik Axelson, PMNCH; and Dr. Bustreo. The draft paper will soon be published as a joint PMNCH/World Bank Discussion Paper, and eventually as a chapter in a book that examines the role of the private sector in the delivery of health services and products in low- and middle-income countries, edited by April Harding. The book will be published in 2011 by the Center for Global Development, and will include chapters on child health, family planning, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. The target audience of the book is bilateral and multilateral donors. The objective of the book is to increase the understanding of the scale and scope of the private sector and its potential to contribute to improved health outcomes in order to inform donors' funding and programming priorities as they work with national policy makers and other partners to design, implement and monitor programs in the health sector.