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Q: Public Private Partnership case studies in the health sector: international exam ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Public Private Partnership case studies in the health sector: international exam
Category: Health
Asked by: robertgaertner-ga
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Posted: 30 Sep 2004 02:02 PDT
Expires: 30 Oct 2004 02:02 PDT
Question ID: 408268
examples (case studies) of public private partnerships in the health sector
Subject: Re: Public Private Partnership case studies in the health sector: international
Answered By: aliciadenney-ga on 30 Sep 2004 08:40 PDT
Judging from the nature of your request, we at Google Answers assume
that you are already knowledgeable on the topic of public-private
partnerships, and will therefore exclude the usual, expository
information.  However, here is a wonderful piece of insight from the
Website that I found the first few case studies of PPPs
(private-public partnerships).

?Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have evolved as a result of
pressure to ensure quality in providing public services. PPPs pool
public and private resources, and capitalize on the skills of the
respective sectors to improve the delivery of services. Today, PPPs in
the health sector focus on preventing diseases such as sexually
transmitted infections and malaria, developing and facilitating access
to vaccines and drugs, and improving health service delivery. Whether
international or national in scope, PPPs challenge the traditional
distinction between the public and private sector, and their perceived
aims and

I also found this interesting:

Generally PPPs in the health sector have three objectives:

1) To promote those behaviors (i.e., use of bednets, safe sex,
handwashing) that reduce
the incidence of diseases such as malaria, AIDS, and diarrhea;
2) To facilitate equitable access to vaccines and treatments; and
3) To improve health service delivery.

There are three common models of partnership:

product-based partnerships, product- development partnerships, and systems/issues-
based partnerships.


Case Studies of Interest:

1.  Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI):

2.  Roll Back Malaria (RBM):

3.  Salt Iodization Pakistan: 
or, ?salt iodization for the eradication of iodine deficiency?  I
could not find a website on this, but it is UNICEF?s baby.

4.   PHASE:  Hygiene/sanitation education in LDCs.  

5.  Netmark:  malaria prevention partnership

6. condom promotion among commercial sex workers: in Indonesia

Here is a Website that I believe will prove to be INVALUABLE in your
search.  It is the site for ?initiatives in public-private
partnerships for health.?
It is a searchable database of EVERY PPP that exists currently, as
well as a breakdown of the p and p involvement from both ends.  It
would be SILLY of me to list them all, because there are SO many!!! 
To give you a sense of its thoroughness, consider this first page of


Here also is a link to a workshop done at Harvard that has several PDF
file papers given on the topic.  Especially of interest to you would
be the ?Illustrative Examples? paper.

Search strategy:  I began by simply looking up ?public private
partnerships? + ?health sector? which is what gave me the first PDF
that I highlighted for you.  I then went on to look up each
organization that was listed, individually, to find out more
information, like their websites.  I then simplified the search to
?public private partnerships? + health, and found

If you have any addition questions, please do not hesitate to request
for clarification.  I had SUCH a wonderful time doing this?I studies
these organizations in my college days, and longed to put that
knowledge to use once more!!

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Subject: Re: Public Private Partnership case studies in the health sector: international exam
From: niptuck-ga on 01 Oct 2004 02:47 PDT
In the UK there are many public private partnerships relating to the
National Health Service; some relate to new hospital building and
others to outsourcing certain services such as cleaning.Politically,
these are sensitive topics.

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