Private Sector Health Strategy

Program Description

In 2009, Rich Feeley of the CGHD participated in a USAID-funded assessment of the private health sector in Kenya led by Abt Associates. The study looked at issues of capacity, quality, financing, and regulatory constraints, with the CGHD focusing on the licensing laws for health providers and the structure of the health insurance industry. The report recommended specific changes in facility licensing laws, as well as actions to improve the enforcement of existing licensing requirements. Since 1992, faculty from Boston University’s Department of International Health have worked on successive USAID projects designed to support the development of health services and products in the private sector throughout Africa, including the PROFIT, CMS, PSP, and SHOPS projects. As part of the SHOPS project, the CGHD recently participated in a private health sector assessment in Namibia.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Rich Feeley
  • Abt Associates
Country(ies) Caribbean, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia
Dates of Research 2009