Engaging the private sector in response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming health systems across the world. The need to effectively address this surge in healthcare demand has forced ministries of health to look beyond the public health service delivery system, to the private health sector.

Priorities of Member States have shifted towards strengthening their health systems to help foster effective public-private partnerships for the COVID-19 response. WHO responded by commencing WHO’s Private Health Sector for COVID-19 Initiative (WHO-PCI) supported by the UHC Partnership.    

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Governance Collaborative

A dynamic platform with real-time, evidence-based, tailored support to countries to improve private sector engagement to strengthen health systems in response to COVID-19 and beyond.
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Resource house

News and materials on how governments work with the private health sector to strengthen their COVID-19 response

WHO Strategy

This document summarises WHO’s Strategy “Engaging the private health service delivery sector through governance in mixed health systems”

Key publications on private sector engagement and COVID-19