The global movement towards universal health coverage (UHC) means that there is a greater need for more healthcare providers to achieve full population coverage. CDC asked the respected Centre for Health Policy at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, to develop and test a new framework for understanding the impact private healthcare providers can have on the patients they treat and the health ecosystems to which they belong. The report was launched on 28 June 2017.
The independent report is aimed at policymakers, private providers and development investors, with recommendations on how to maximise positive impact and minimise the risk of harming patients, fragile health systems and efforts to achieve UHC. The report contains insights, not only for health investors and policymakers trying to work constructively with the private sector, but also for the private sector itself.
This report has emerged out of a desire by CDC to better understand the impact of our investments, but the potential of this work is much wider. We hope that the framework can be used by investors, policy makers and private providers themselves to clarify their strategy, monitor performance and boost their impact.
Click on the following to view the report: Evaluating the impact of private providers on health and health systems.