SHOPS described the successes and lessons learned from the partnership between Microensure and Penda Health. The two worked to devise a business plan to deliver affordable, high quality health care to sugar cane cutters and their families. Read more here.
Pathfinder International released a technical brief detailing their efforts to strengthen family health services in Ethiopia.
Apply for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Grant to be awarded up to $100,000. Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Network Planning program’s purpose is to promote the planning and development of healthcare networks to achieve efficiencies, expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of health care services and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Applications are due by January 9, 2015.
Sankalp Forum has announced their Africa Summit Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, from February 5 to 6. The summit aims to facilitate discussions on inclusive development and South-to-South exchange for innovative partnerships and collaboration. Registration and more information here.
SHOPS will be airing a webinar on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 am EST on a “New Online Tool for Conducting Private Health Sector Assessments.”
Next Billion article “Supply Chains for Global Health: Learning from Starbucks to get life saving commodities where they’re needed, when they’re needed,” described insights from panelists at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on supply chains and how it can be implemented in the realm of global health.
SHOPS article “Meeting Demand for Modern Contraception: Role of the Private Sector,” provides an overview in the role of the private health sector in providing family planning products globally.
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