Background

The increasing demand for health services in Asia and the Pacific is driven by various factors such as its increasing greying population and rise of noncommunicable diseases which imposes heavy costs on individual pockets and the public health budgets. Given the fiscal and institutional constrains, most governments lack the service capacity and resources to address this growing demand. These gaps have provided opportunities for the private sector to expand its operation and galvanize an integral role in the provision of health services. Through the years, the private sector has demonstrated to provide greater service capacity, service responsiveness, and increase coverage, access, choice and types of services.

The challenge of mixed health systems, which is predominantly existing in low-and middle-income countries in the region, remains to be one of the barriers decelerating the strengthening of health systems. With the global goal of achieving a universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, there is a stronger pressure now for the region to strengthen its health system and improve the effectiveness, efficiency, access, equity and quality of service delivery. To accelerate progress in achieving this goal, appropriate safeguards and policy measures must be established to provide an enabling environment for the private sector to integrate in the health system.

With the aim to support achievement of health sector goals, the ANHSS in collaboration with the Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada will organize a knowledge transfer and capacity building course on private sector engagement with the theme Towards more Effective and Collaborative Service Delivery for Universal Health Care. These events aim to gather health and health system experts, policymakers, business and non-profit organizations, academicians, and others to collaboratively discuss knowledge, good practices including harmonization and adaptation measures, challenges, and innovations concerning universal health care.

Private Sector Engagement Course

The web-based course aims to provide knowledge and skills to profit and non-profit organizations, institutions, and individuals such as policymakers, academicians, health advocates, and social innovators whose primary purpose is to improve health so that they can contribute to the strengthening of health systems for the effective delivery, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of universal health care.

The course is delivered through a series of webinars, conducted every Wednesday at 09.00 (UTC+7) starting from the 12th of August.

For registrations and more information please visit the course web page.

Speakers

Private Sector Engagement in Health Services – A Webinar Series

The Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia is hosting the annual Asia Pacific Network in Capacity Building for Health System Strengthening (ANHSS) Private Sector Engagement in Health Sector. This year, the title is Towards More Effective and Collaborative Integrated Primary Care & Hospital Service For Universal Health Care.

The course will bring together experts from Asia region and developing partners such as USAID, the World Bank and WHO, as well as speakers from practitioners. The course will cover topics such as the Role of Private Health Sector in Asia Pacific, Introduction to Integrated Care, Service, Hospital PPPs, Services PPPs, Ensuring Value for Money, Managing Patient Pathways and Provider Network, Private Sector Engagement examples from the region and beyond.

The course is delivered through a series of webinars, conducted every Wednesday at 09.00 (UTC+7) starting 12th August to 21st October 2020. To join/participate in the live webinar please register here.

ANHSS Knowledge Event and Workshop on UHC in collaboration with AIM. Philippines, Manila. 2019

With an aim to support achievement of health sector goals, the ANHSS in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Management organized a knowledge transfer and capacity building course on private sector engagement followed by a half-day summit with the theme Health Systems Strengthening: Towards Effective and Collaborative Service Delivery for Universal Health Care. (more…)

Knowledge Event – Policy Summit on Health Governance and Leadership in Universal Health Coverage. 18 November 2017

The half day knowledge event will focus on the role of Civil Society and the Private Sector in achieving UHC in the Health Care System. Plenary representatives from different countries (China (HKSAR), Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand) will discuss current knowledge in strategies and practices for collaborative governance in partnerships of government and civil society and the business sector and the policies, tools and process of engagement.

Registration is also available at

Engaging the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage. 14th – 17th November 2017

We are pleased to announce a course on Private Sector Engagement for Universal Health Coverage form Assessment to Implementation: Strategies and Tools. This week-long intensive course in Hong Kong is offered by the ANHSS. The local organizer is Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, one of the founding member of ANHSS.
This 4-day policy course on “Engaging the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage” will be held on the 14th – 17th November 2017.

You could also access registration information at https://www.anhss2017.com/

Asian and Pacific Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing Training of Trainers

Date: 1 – 5 August 2011 (Monday – Friday)

Venue: NOSSAL INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH, The University of Melbourne
Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building,
161 Barry Street (corner of Barry and Grattan Streets)
Carlton, VIC, 3010

Organizers(s)

  • Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  • ANHSS
  • World Bank Institute

Private Sector Engagement in Health Services – A Webinar Series

11-14 October 2016 Yogyakarta, Indonesia