The role of private philanthropy in health systems
With a rapidly growing population in Africa and the Middle East and an increase in elder population in parts of Asia and Latin America, the demand for health services is multiplying. Outbreaks like Zika or Ebola and recurring diseases like polio and tuberculosis put huge pressures on health care systems with most national governments struggling to provide basic health care facilities to their citizens.
In this context, can private sector and philanthropists impact the broader health system through innovation, tele-medicine and alternative economic models? What do successful partnership models between private philanthropy, multilaterals, and governments look like to mobilize an entire ecosystem?