Private sector engagement: The best of 2021
We ring in 2022 with a look at the best of SHOPS Plus in 2021. Here are the most-read stories and most-downloaded publications on private sector engagement for better health.
2021 Top Stories
Three factors for lasting coalitions: Lessons for India’s Condom Alliance
The Condom Alliance, India’s first, celebrated its two-year anniversary with a brand-new logo and clever campaign intended to bolster the market. SHOPS Plus guided the early development of the alliance. Read more.
Going from a change in health policy in Rwanda to action
Rwanda’s national strategy seeks to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women from 48 percent in 2015 to 62 percent by 2024. Read more.
Adopting a social enterprise model for sustainable success: the DR NGO experience
In the Dominican Republic, SHOPS Plus has spent the last two years working with four leading NGO providers of HIV services as they began to transition to a social enterprise model. Read more.
Harnessing the Private Health Sector for Gender Equality
SHOPS Plus advanced gender equality by incorporating a gender lens across all project components and championing gender-transformative approaches within the private health sector. Read more.
Private providers seek to enhance gender-based violence services in Tanzania
Tanzanian health care providers want to offer services to the clients they see every day who are survivors of gender-based violence, yet the vast majority do not have access to the training, equipment, and support they need to help. Read more.
New group serves as official voice of the private health sector in Madagascar
A national census in Madagascar identified 3,090 private health facilities, representing more than half of all health facilities in the country. This historically fragmented group formed the Private Health Sector Group (Groupement du Secteur Privé de la Santé, GSPS), supported by SHOPS Plus. Read more.
Readying the market for HIV self-test kits
SHOPS Plus and its partners in Uganda expanded the market for new HIV self-test products. Read more.
Convenience is key in consumers’ contraceptive brand choice, Nepal study finds
A SHOPS Plus qualitative study indicated that convenience and consumer experience drives brand choice for oral contraceptive pill and injectable users in Nepal rather than brand loyalty or price. Read more.
One woman’s commitment to finding missing TB cases in Nigeria
“Why don’t you test for TB?” Folasade Ojeleke, owner of Damilat, a patent and proprietary medicine facility, asked a young woman in her store. These words may have saved the lives of the woman and her sister. Read more.
Supporting women who experienced intimate partner violence during COVID lockdowns
The SHOPS Plus project in India ran a highly successful campaign that reached 24 million people and changed minds about family planning as a form of intimate partner violence. Read more.
2021 Top Publications
- Private Sector Engagement in National Health Management Information Systems: Barriers, Strategies, and Global Case Studies
- Accelerating Private Sector Engagement: Quality of Care
- Public-Private Partnerships for Family Planning Commodities
- Factors Influencing the Private Sector's Contributions to Family Planning Market Growth: A Synthesis of Six Country Analyses
Legacy series attracts hundreds to hear lessons from SHOPS Plus
June to mid-July 2021, the SHOPS Plus project hosted a four-part series of capstone webinars to share knowledge on private sector engagement.