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Global Health Histories Seminar 136: Private Sector Engagement in the Health Sector in India

Monday 21 October 2019, 4.00PM

Speaker(s): Speakers: Professor Venkat Raman (Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi) & Ms Pompy Sridhar (Director – MSD(Merck) for Mothers) Discussants: Dr Indu Bhushan (CEO – Ayushmaan Bharat, Government of India) & Dr Shamika Ravi (Research Director – Brookings India, & Member, PM Economic Advisory Council)

Please note this seminar starts at 4pm (IST) local time.

The private sector plays an increasingly significant role in many of the world’s health systems. Whilst this can help in satisfying demand and improving conditions, it is not a straightforward route to overcoming issues surrounding service quality, affordability and availability.

Global Health Histories Seminar 136 (PDF , 1,134kb)

The health status of India’s population has seen substantially improvements. But a large majority still lack access to high quality, affordable health care. Engaging the private sector, in the form of public private partnership (PPP) is increasingly seen as a policy option to address this. In this context, this seminar will explore the challenges and potential approaches to engaging the private health sector, and how public and private sectors can best coordinate to improve health in India.

Location: Brookings India Office, New Delhi