Engaging the private sector in health financing programs
SHOPS Plus’ 2017 study on private provider participation in mutuelles found a lack of dialogue between private providers, mutuelles, and the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Agency. To ensure continued dialogue, SHOPS Plus is supporting the participation of the Ministry of Finance and private sector representatives in the UHC Agency’s monitoring meetings. In 2019, SHOPS Plus facilitated an agreement between the ASPS and the UHC Agency that outlines the framework for supporting increased private provider participation in mutuelles.
SHOPS Plus is also providing support to the World Bank study focused on the cost of services provided in the private sector. The objective of the study is to propose a matrix of costs for services offered in public and private facilities looking at the baskets of care and health care primes.