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Private Sector Participation to Increase Access to Quality Health Services in Uzbekistan (English)

The IFC and WB held a high-level roundtable in Tashkent on February 18, 2020. The Roundtable focused on the private health sector’s potential role to increase access to quality health services in Uzbekistan. The objective of the workshop was to foster open discussion between key government ministries to align their vision and approach to private sector engagement (PSE). The joint team therefore convened a small group (25 participants) of high-level government officials (deputy ministerial level) from the Ministries of Health, Finance and Economic Development. The World Health Organization (WHO) Country representatives, as well as GIZ and KfW representatives participated in the event. Given government’s strong interest and political prioritization in the topic, there was full (e.g. 100 percent response rate) and robust participation in the roundtable. The participants remained throughout the entire day’s agenda and actively engaged in the discussions with honest comments on their expectations of the private health sector role in healthcare provision, and on the required support for capacity building and technical expertise to advance the strategy of private sector involvement in the health sector of Uzbekistan. International experts from the IFC and WB team delivered several presentations to inform the roundtable deliberations. Topics covered included: key considerations in governing a mixed public-private healthcare system; the role of health financing in growing and harnessing the private health sector; the role of master planning to guide public and private investment in health; and types of private sector projects and public private partnerships (PPP) that can help governments achieve their health sector goals and objectives.


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    Private Sector Participation to Increase Access to Quality Health Services in Uzbekistan

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    private health services; Human Resources for Health; efficiency of service delivery; finance and economic; infrastructure and service delivery; private sector engagement; participation in health; health sector activities; private investment; national health accounts; health sector goals; public-private partnership; public private partnership; private sector activity; public health facility; private sector involvement; health care financing; health care delivery system; private healthcare system; health financing reform; private sector perspective; health financing strategy; mixed health systems; health care insurance; strategic objective; healthcare sector; health finance; private provider; social infrastructure; health infrastructure; health products; private service; hospital management; demonstration effect; regional distribution; health administration; regulatory design; best practice; basic package; reimbursement rates; market barrier; potential demand; enabling environment; financial viability; private provision; payment mechanism; take stock; pocket payment; market condition; regulatory issue; response rate; program leader; government vision; international expert; technical expertise; affordable care; working relationship; Public-Private Dialogue; public hospital; hospital sector; healthcare delivery; government capacity; tender process; project identification; public expenditure; Economic Policy; government's expectations; sole source; contract management; unsolicited proposal; finance strategy; public fund; informant interviews



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Private Sector Participation to Increase Access to Quality Health Services in Uzbekistan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.