Global Health Transitions and Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Partnerships: Proceedings of a Workshop


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Economic and programmatic transitions are changing the global health landscape profoundly. A cohort of countries that have historically relied on development assistance for health (DAH) is transitioning into higher-income status. At the same time, countries that have provided DAH are shifting focus away from traditional development assistance in favor of investments focused on value for money and global public goods. In response, processes are underway to transition countries out of traditional bilateral and multilateral health funding mechanisms, and countries are expected to spend more of their own resources on health systems. In this changing landscape, the global health community is exploring innovative, coordinated, and sustainable solutions to support countries and maintain health gains during and after transitions. To explore how public-private partnerships can ease transitions and offer sustainable solutions, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on June 13-14, 2018 to examine these transitions and innovative models for sustainable solutions in the current global health context.