Global

NCD Hard Talks – Awakening the giant: Public private partnerships, a potent tool for NCD impact

09 June 2021

Schedule: 9 June 2021 • 1300-1430H CET

Interpretation will be available in French and Spanish

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the world’s biggest health burden with the smallest budget, causing a dramatic impact on quality of life, economic growth and development in low and middle-income countries, and across the globe. Governments are faced with a looming challenge of providing a continuum of care to people seeking treatment for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and other NCDs, with little or no funding to bring these services to scale.

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are collaborative structures formed to tackle large scale problems. They offer an attractive tool for fixing fragmented health systems through a unified front. PPPs promote collaboration in which public, private, and non-profit actors converge to leverage the unique capacity of all sectors through mechanisms for risk sharing, joint decision-making, and innovative financing to kindle innovation and efficiency.

What can PPPs do for NCDs? This webinar explores core issues around credibility and trust, conflicts of interest and incentive design to reveal how governments can effectively address the burden of NCDs by applying robust and sustainable PPP models for NCD service delivery. Whether partnering with private service providers and integrating them into social health insurance schemes or leveraging development assistance to implement bold solutions – much can be done to enact meaningful change. We are joined by global health leaders, country representatives and donors to answer tough questions on what works, and what can go wrong, when public and private sectors join forces for the common goal of tackling the NCD epidemic.