How the U.S. can engage with the private sector to support women’s and family health
Rabin Martin has been a long-time advocate of the important role the private sector plays in addressing complex health issues to improve the lives of those across the globe.
As a member of the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health, Rabin Martin has encouraged expanding the role of the private sector and the importance of increased public-private partnerships in improving the health of women, children and adolescents. The Task Force comprises experts from government, academe, civil society and the private sector, and will be issuing its final report in late March with recommendations on how the new U.S. administration should launch a multi-sectoral investment in adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries.
In the lead up to this report, we developed papers on how the U.S. can engage with the private sector to support women’s and family health and sustain global commitments to life-saving immunization efforts.
We believe there is an opportunity to leverage the private sector’s business principles, expertise and past successes in improving health outcomes to drive future efforts and investments. Our key recommendations in this area include:
- Convening a consortium of public, private, and NGO partners to develop better processes for collecting data on programs related women’s and family health;
- Passing legislation that provides incentives for companies to engage in public-private partnerships such as stipulations that require the U.S. government to match resources with the private sector or initiatives that share best practices to encourage companies to participate in new public-private partnerships;
- Documenting innovative and sustainable financing mechanisms, including mechanisms developed by the private sector, so that interested donors, companies and other stakeholders can learn more about successes and challenges and receive guidance on implementing new financing mechanisms; and
- Leading by example and showcasing the strategies above to international organizations and partnerships like Gavi and the Global Financing Facility.
Our key recommendations for sustaining global commitments to life-saving immunization efforts include:
- Leveraging the U.S. government’s influential role on the board of Gavi – a public-private partnership – to improve vaccine coverage and support country transitions to full ownership of domestic immunization coverage;
- Stimulating private-sector investment and product development partnerships to accelerate research and development on new vaccines for the developing world; and
- Reducing inequities in coverage through efforts to reach the most vulnerable populations.
By fostering a multi-sectoral dialogue and encouraging public-private partnership, the U.S. can sustain American leadership in global health to save more lives and improve the well-being of women and families around the world.
In a series of papers for the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health, Rabin Martin examines how the United States government can engage with the private sector to support women’s and family health and sustain global commitments to life-saving immunization efforts.
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