The Role of the Private Sector in Health Systems
The Role of the Private Sector in Health: An iHEA Pre-Congress Symposium BACKGROUND: Nearly 60 percent of total health expenditure on health in low- and middle-income countries is private, rising above 80% in countries such as India, Pakistan, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Large proportion of this expenditure goes to a variety of private providers of health-related goods and services. Awareness of this, the scale and complexity of private health service provision and the magnitude of the regulatory challenges it presents, has been growing for a decade.
AIM: This one-day symposium is envisaged as a dialogue between researchers, international organizations, and policy makers with a goal of moving forward discussion on the role of the private sector in health systems in low- and middle-income countries. For all sessions, authors are encouraged to consider the relevance, implications, and ramifications of their findings as they apply to health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION You can submit abstracts until January 15, 2011 (11:59PM PST). Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.
Please indicate under which theme your submission is best suited.
Papers submitted to the main iHEA Congress should not be submitted to this symposium.