Webinar: Engaging the Private Sector in Health System Resilience Efforts (recording)

When nations face disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or other shocks to the health system, it is critical to address immediate needs while starting to prepare for the next emergency before it happens. In this webinar, we discussed how public and private stakeholders and systems can be better aligned for greater health system resilience.


Read the brief on Engaging the Private Sector in Health System Resilience Efforts.

A panel of experts representing the private sector, USAID, and SHOPS Plus shared their perspectives on how whole community approaches can bring partners together in a more coordinated way to prepare for and respond quickly to future shocks and stressors.

The webinar presented an evidence-based strategic approach for multisectoral action toward resilience including (1) preparing national health systems before events occur and (2) supporting them to effectively respond and manage events when they occur.


  • Kelly Saldana, Director, Office of Health Systems, United States Agency for International Development


  • James White, Clinical Advisor, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates
  • Ralph Ankri, Senior Project Manager, Business Development, Orange
  • Dr. Grant Aaron, Global Health Director, Masimo
  • Philippe R. Mutwa, Global Health Security Agenda Advisor, USAID/Senegal


February 2021
Resource Types
Webinar Recording
Technical Area
Public-Private Engagement
health systems



Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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