Use of Private Health Facility Census Data to Inform Programs
This presentation discusses lessons learned from conducting private health facility censuses in eight countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Dominica, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria (six states), St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These exercises were designed to take a census of the private health facilities in each of these countries, including key characteristics such as location and types of services provided. Data from private health facility censuses may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Key challenges in conducting private health facility censuses include locating facilities and collecting certain types of information (e.g., expenses and quality data). The presentation was made by Douglas Johnson at a Private Sector Working Group meeting in December 2013.