Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health: Innovation, Scale and Sustainability

Edited by Kathryn Mossman, Anita M. McGahan, Will Mitchell, and Onil Bhattacharyya

© 2019

Poor access to care in low- and middle-income countries due to high costs, geographic barriers, and a shortage of trained medical staff has motivated many organizations to rethink their model of health service delivery. Many of these new models are being developed by private sector actors, including non-profits, such as non-governmental organizations, and for-profits, such as social enterprises. By partnering extensively with public sector organizations, these non-state actors have enormous potential to scale innovation in global health. Understanding how these leading organizations operate and target hard-to-reach groups may yield key insights to sustainably improve health care for all.

Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health includes writings by management, medicine, and social science experts who have studied trends in private sector health care innovations over the last ten years. It provides a wide range of examples from many regions and health areas and outlines tools to assess the performance of innovative private sector health programs in low- and middle-income countries. The studies reported in this volume explore new marketing and finance models, digital health innovations, and unique organizational processes emerging from the private sector to serve those most in need. Drawing on the analysis of over one thousand organizations engaged in health market innovations, this volume is a valuable resource for researchers and students in management, global health, medicine, development studies, health economics, and anthropology, as well as program managers, social impact investors, funders, and policymakers interested in understanding approaches emerging from the private sector in health care.

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Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health seeks solutions to serve those most in need, exploring new marketing and finance models, digital health innovations, and novel organizational processes emerging from the private sector.

Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health: Innovation, Scale and Sustainability

Edited by Kathryn Mossman, Anita M. McGahan, Will Mitchell, and Onil Bhattacharyya

© 2019

Poor access to care in low- and middle-income countries due to high costs, geographic barriers, and a shortage of trained medical staff has motivated many organizations to rethink their model of health service delivery. Many of these new models are being developed by private sector actors, including non-profits, such as non-governmental organizations, and for-profits, such as social enterprises. By partnering extensively with public sector organizations, these non-state actors have enormous potential to scale innovation in global health. Understanding how these leading organizations operate and target hard-to-reach groups may yield key insights to sustainably improve health care for all.

Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health includes writings by management, medicine, and social science experts who have studied trends in private sector health care innovations over the last ten years. It provides a wide range of examples from many regions and health areas and outlines tools to assess the performance of innovative private sector health programs in low- and middle-income countries. The studies reported in this volume explore new marketing and finance models, digital health innovations, and unique organizational processes emerging from the private sector to serve those most in need. Drawing on the analysis of over one thousand organizations engaged in health market innovations, this volume is a valuable resource for researchers and students in management, global health, medicine, development studies, health economics, and anthropology, as well as program managers, social impact investors, funders, and policymakers interested in understanding approaches emerging from the private sector in health care.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "A timely and hugely valuable resource for global health practitioners, who are challenged to achieve progress towards Universal Health Coverage in resource-poor contexts. It presents great evidence of the role of private sector entrepreneurship in innovatively expanding both access and quality of health care to improve desired outcomes."


    Muhammad Pate, Global Health Institute, Duke University, former Minister of State for Health, Nigeria

    "This is an important book that elucidates the important role of non-governmental stakeholders in solving trenchant global health problems. It is a probing, thoughtful analysis of real-world challenges in scaling social innovations – and how organizations around the globe are meeting these challenges."


    Roy Ahn, ScD, Vice President, Public Health, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Author Information

    Kathryn Mossman is a research coordinator at Women’s College Hospital and manager of the Toronto Health Organization Performance Evaluation (T-HOPE) team at the University of Toronto.


    Anita M. McGahan is a professor and the Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


    Will Mitchell is the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


    Onil Bhattacharyya is a family physician and the Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Illustrations
    Tables
    Introduction

    Section A: Private Sector Health Care Innovation In Low- and Middle Income Countries
    Chapter 1: Innovative Health Service Delivery Models in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – What Can We Learn from the Private Sector?
    Chapter 2: Global Health Innovation: Exploring Program Practices and Strategies
    Chapter 3: The Future Of Health Care Access
    Chapter 4: For-Profit Health Care Providers at the Bottom of the Pyramid
    Chapter 5: Criteria to Assess Potential Reverse Innovations: Opportunities for Shared Learning Between High- and Low-Income Countries

    Section B: Understanding The Contributions Of Private Sector Health Care Services
    Chapter 6: Assessing Health Program Performance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Building a Feasible, Credible, and Comprehensive Framework
    Chapter 7: Performance Measurement for Innovative Health Programs: Understanding Efficiency, Quality, and Scale
    Chapter 8: Trans-National Scale-Up of Services in Global Health

    Section C: Vertical Cases – The Role Of The Private Sector In Addressing Major Diseases
    Chapter 9: Innovations in Tuberculosis Healthcare: Exploring the Evidence on Emerging Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Chapter 10: Innovations in Malaria Healthcare: Exploring the Evidence on Emerging Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Chapter 11: Innovative Practices in Global Health to Manage Diabetes Mellitus
    Chapter 12: Innovations in Global Mental Health Practice

    Section D: Horizontal Cases – The Role Of The Private Sector In Generating Integrated Solutions
    Chapter 13: Innovations in Privately Delivered Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Exploring the Evidence Behind Emerging Practices
    Chapter 14: Scaling Up Primary Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries by Using Strategic Management Skills
    Chapter 15: Integrating Primary Care and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Low-and-Middle Income Countries
    Conclusion
    List Of Contributors

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