Extending the reach of private health initiatives beyond the pill
This viewpoint by a team of researchers at the Brookings Institute looks to ways in which public and private sector health organisations and governments can collaborate to improve efforts and outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.
This piece takes a thorough look into the ways in which the outcomes of private and public global health programmes are measured and quantified. The report refers to the Access to Medicine Index as a principle method of tracking pharmaceutical companies' efforts to improve access to medicine in low- and middle-income countries.
The authors further argue that additional measurement frameworks are needed to focus on the impact of private sector initiatives as a way to increase accountability of providers to patients.