In recent times, attention is turning to the role of the private sector in delivering quality health care. This was a key point at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in July 2015 at Addis Ababa. The President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta remarked at the event, that, “for all that progress, more needs to be done to improve access to quality reproductive, maternal, postnatal and adolescent health services.”
The private sector has the resources, rigor, expertise and innovative spirit needed to create new and more-effective products, services and technologies to deliver public goods. These are qualities that have not received full attention in improving health care delivery and saving lives.
In Kenya a number of Public Private Partnership are already helping to improve health outcomes, while creating shared value for the private sector in order to ensure a sustained engagement that has a social and economic return on investment.