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Healthy Partnerships

How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa

Tuesday, September 13 at 12pm in Eugene R. Black Auditorium

The Healthy Partnerships Report assesses how governments and the private health sector are working together in forty-five countries in Africa. The Report starts from the premise that collaboration between the government and the private health sector can improve the quality and access of care. Researchers working on this report created a new framework to measure the level of engagement between the public health authorities and private sector providers in Africa, informed by over 750 in-person interviews with stakeholders at every level of the healthcare system. They identified five domains that collectively comprise engagement: policy and dialogue; information exchange; regulation; financing; and public provision of services.

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CHAIR
Cecile Fruman
Manager, Private Participation in Infrastructure & Social Sectors, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group

MODERATOR
Khama Rogo
Lead Health Specialist, Investment Climate Department, World Bank Group

PRESENTER
Connor Spreng
Economist, Investment Climate Department, World Bank Group

DISCUSSANT
Elkanah Odembo
H.E., Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya

For panelist biographies, please see below.

CHAIR
Cecile Fruman
Manager, Private Participation in Infrastructure & Social Sectors, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group
Ms. Fruman manages the Private Participation in Infrastructure and Social Sectors Service Line of the World Bank Group Investment Climate Global Practice. In this capacity, she oversees advisory programs that promote a better investment climate in specific sectors, namely health, education, and infrastructure (with a focus on energy). Cecile also oversees incubation of investment climate activities in new areas such as Green growth and competition. Cecile joined the Investment Climate Department in July 2008. Prior to this assignment, she worked in the World Bank for ten years, serving as Lead Country Officer for North Africa, special assistant to the Vice President of the East Asia Pacific region, and program officer for the "African Virtual University", a distance learning program. Cecile started her career in micro-finance and SME development, spending 4 years in Mali managing a rural  microfinance institution and a few years working on a global research program (Sustainable Banking with the Poor) at the Bank.

MODERATOR
Khama Rogo
Lead Health Specialist, Investment Climate Department, World Bank Group
Mr. Rogo was trained as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and worked extensively in medical practice as well as academic medicine on three continents. Since embarking on international health he has become a leading voice in reproductive health and rights for over two decades.  Mr. Rogo is the founder of the Nairobi Oncology Centre, and the former President of the Kenya Medical Association, The Kenya Cancer Society, and Chairman of Kenya's National Council for Population and Development and the Kenya Ob Gyn Society. He is also the Founder of K-MET, the most extensive network of private providers of high quality, comprehensive reproductive health care in Africa and winner of the Margaret Sanger Award in 2004.

PRESENTER
Connor Spreng
Economist, Investment Climate Department, World Bank Group
Mr. Spreng is the lead author of the Healthy Partnerships Report, and led the project team during the 3-year process of the Report's development. His work has focused on reforms of policy and regulations of the public-private interface in various sectors, including health. Originally trained as a banker at UBS and Credit Suisse in Switzerland, his work at the World Bank first focused on financial sector reform, as well as bank privatization and supervision. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Spreng designed regulations for public-private delivery models, for example new charter regulations for K-12 education in the Emirate of Qatar, while working for the US-based RAND Corporation, and a new policy framework and financing model for delivery of communal services in Uzbekistan.




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