Posts by Dr. Naveen Rao
Public-private partnerships (PPP) are receiving increased attention for their promise to broaden developing countries' capacity to achieve universal health care. But though this attention is good, Dr. Naveen Rao of Merck for Mothers says we also need action. He outlines concrete steps that can make PPPs an integral part of national health policies and harness the local private health sector – not just big multilateral organizations, multinational corporations and NGOs.
Through our work at Merck for Mothers – Merck’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to curb maternal mortality worldwide – my colleagues and I have met with people from countries across the developing world and seen first-hand the harsh realities many women face during childbirth. We are excited to be partnering with leading organizations to engage private providers and improve the affordability, accessibility, and quality of the maternal health services they offer.
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