Public-private partnerships for health require thoughtful evaluation.

  title={Public-private partnerships for health require thoughtful evaluation.},
  author={Roy Widdus},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={81 4},
  • Roy Widdus
  • Published 2003 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
There are now about 50 public–private partnerships operating internationally to provide the means of combating diseases associated with poverty. Their aim is to develop, or improve access to, health products such as drugs, vaccines, contraceptives, microbicides, diagnostics and bednets. Since getting under way during the last few years, they have been variously criticized but usually with no distinctionmade between their different ways of working (1–3). The designation ‘‘public–private… CONTINUE READING
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