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An Overview of Public Private Partnerships in Health

Purpose

In today’s world of complexity and rapid pace it is almost impossible to do anything alone. This is especially true in health where constantly rising prices, changing disease patterns, and increasing use of sophisticated technology for diagnosis and treatment have made it virtually impossible to imagine any single organization providing services without some type of institutional partnership. This paper looks at why these varied types of partnerships have formed, what are the various models of partnership, and what are some of the challenges that they face in Asia and the Pacific.

Contents

  • What is a Partnership?
  • Why Partnerships?
  • What Each Partner Gains
  • Types of Partnership
  • Challenges
  • Conclusions
  • References

 

Contact Person/Organization: 

Marc Mitchell, M.D., M.S., Harvard School of Public Health

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Publication Date: 
2001
Videos: 

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