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Private Sector Healthcare Initiative (PSHi)

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The Global Health Group’s Private Sector Healthcare Initiative works to advance the understanding of private sector healthcare provision in developing countries. Given the primacy of private healthcare services in developing countries, especially for the poorest populations, the private sector is a crucial focus area for overall health systems strengthening.

The Private Sector Healthcare Initiative’s goals are to improve the evidence base on the private health sector in developing countries, advance the global understanding of the significance of private sector healthcare provision in low- and middle-income countries, and ultimately, enable governments to more effectively interact with the private sector in order to achieve public health goals. We pursue these goals through research, training and consensus-building around a broad range of private sector issues.