„It is my pleasure to join the advisory board of PPPHealth4All. Our different backgrounds, knowledge and experience in the AB will strengthen its value and contribution. Having been through a two-years journey of two healthcare PPPs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a total value over $1 bln, I know the desperate needs for guiding and helpful resources in such endeavours. We studied other countries’ experiences, attended seminars, reviewed literature and consulted experts in the field. We always hoped that there was an independent body who could give us help. I hope PPPhealth4all will be able to play an important role in that regard. The spectrum of PPP outcome throughout the world in different sectors varies significantly. Governments had moved back and forth in their desire and ambition towards PPP. Standardizing the basic steps all parties will take in any country to succeed in the project is developing with different models and significant variation”- says Dr. Tariq Linjawi.
Main motivation to join PPPHealth4All for the Faculty of Law of the University of Niš is to support Serbian researchers interested in topics around healthcare PPPs and to gain substantial knowledge in this regard in order to develop it further in academic discourse and to finally apply it in practice.
Faculty of Law of the University of Niš is interested in development and drafting of regulatory documents in the form of soft law, such as:
-model laws dealing with PPP in healthcare sector;
– guidelines for contract drafting;
-model agreements for different types and objects of PPP in healthcare sectors (hospitals, rehabilitation facilites, PPP in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare)
-creating and implementing training programmes for interested parties
Serbia is on the way to explore healthcare PPPs and has already developed the following legislation in this regard:
1. LAW ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND CONCESSIONS
(“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 88/2011, 15/2016 and 104/2016)
2. LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
(“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 124/2012, 14/2015 and 68/2015)
3. LAW ON INVESTMENTS
(“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 89/2015 and 95/2018)
4. Law o Healthcare Regulation (“Off. Herald of Rs”, Nos. 25/2019)
5. Law on Health Insurance (“Off. Herald of Rs”, Nos. 25/2019)
We wishing the Faculty of Law, the University of Niš a fruitful cooperation with members of the PPPHealth4All ecosystem and hope that this would result in a pipeline of healthcare PPP projects in Serbia.
PPPHealth4All is honored to introduce a member of the PPPHealth4All Advisory Board – Mrs Audrey Mwala, Acting CEO of Malawi PPP Commission, Co-President of AP3Network, Founder of Sycamore Consult Limited.
„It is a great honor for me to join the PPPHealth4All Advisory Board to play a role of making health not a privilege but a basic service available for all. The vision of PPPHealth4All Advisory Board personally speaks to my heart and ignites my zeal and eager to one day step into a world in which everyone can live a long and healthy life. Coming from Africa where over one million babies prematurely die within 4 weeks of birth and 25% die before 5 years it is my sincere desire to see a world where everyone has access to health infrastructure and service enabling them to live long and healthy lives.”
I am very excited to be in the team that is
championing this agenda to end preventable deaths
of babies, reduce global mortality and end pandemics
to attain Agenda 2030 and SDG.3
PPPHealth4All is honored to introduce a member of the PPPHealth4All Advisory Board- Engr Chidi Izuwah, DG /CEO The Presidency Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission of Nigeria; Co-President of Africa Public Private Partnership Network; Member of Steering Committee, WAPPP; Co-founder Defeat Autism in Nigeria Advocacy Group.
„ …I wish PPPHealth4All all the best in its quest to promote better healthcare and greater wellbeing of citizens all over the world and in Nigeria in particular through the promotion of innovative, affordable and sustainable PPP health models. PPPHealth4All can help mobilize international support to:
- close African healthcare infrastructure gap exposed by current Covid-19 pandemic;
- assist African governments in adoption of PPP models to finance healthcare infrastructure with engagement of MDBs;
- strengthen the participation of African banks in health PPPs through innovative financing structures.
I look forward to selflessly playing my part as a member of the advisory board to ensure that the health infrastructure and current outcomes in Africa get the urgent intervention required via various innovative PPP models to address communicable and non communicable disease burden in Africa.”
"My dream is to see a better and healthy Africa via
the impact of innovative healthcare PPPs."
We are happy and proud to introduce a next member of the PPPHealth4All Advisory Board- Mark Moseley, Principal of Moseley Infrastructure Advisory Services, and prominent PPP expert with considerable experience of working with MDBs.
“….I am excited to join the PPPHealth4All Advisory Board, as I believe that Public-Private Partnerships can be an effective tool, in both advanced countries and emerging markets, for helping to deliver healthcare on a universal basis. As we face the challenge of dealing with COVID-19, and possible future pandemics, the need for global access to quality healthcare has never been more apparent. PPPs can be part of the solution, but only if both the public and private partners can work closely together in a truly collaborative manner. This means ensuring that governments have the tools necessary to plan for and manage these complex and highly-impactful transactions, and ensuring that the private partners have contractual frameworks that will allow them to deliver and maintain innovative healthcare facilities and services for the public in an efficient and effective manner. These are key parts of the PPPHealth4All mission, and that is why I am happy to support this initiative.”
We are happy and proud to introduce a member of the PPPHealth4All Advisory Board- Dr Rosemary Kumwenda.
“….I am happy to join PPPHealth4All because I am a firm believer that the SDGs are universal and indivisible contracts between states and their people. Global public health plays a big role in supporting states and communities to reach their greatest potential using SDGs, as their social, economic and environmental determinants leverage for sustainable development. I play my part in sharing knowledge with stakeholders to increase their and my growth potential in the health sector and beyond through multi-stakeholder partnerships. PPPHealth4All provides this great opportunity to access international expertise and resources for people-centered inclusive rights based public-private partnerships for global health”.
Pandemics, like COVID-19, present unique global health challenges that, by necessity, are catalyzing make-shift and long-term PPPs to remediate unprecedented burdens on the healthcare infrastructure and on morbidity and mortality.
As COVID-19 is now infecting people in countries across the world, the field of global public health is prompted to analyze what PPP-generated global health practices have worked in the past to respond to epidemics and pandemics, and whether or not those response frameworks inform current and future pandemic responses.
The problems pandemics create may be universal (e.g., in terms of pathways to transmission) but also context-specific, as different countries have different capacities to address these challenges, as well as different priorities. As PPPs are now being forged upon the need to respond to COVID-19, there is also an opportunity to define what recent PPP and private sector innovations may serve to inform future handlings of pandemics affecting low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high income countries (HICs), as well as what innovations might currently exist in certain global regions that could be transferred to new interventions that may combat COVID-19. Such an analysis may promote information-sharing in live time to combat COVID-19, as well as inform best practices for future outbreaks.
As the world draws closer through the COVID-19 crisis, and those in HICs now face equipment, space, and staffing shortages often seen in LMICs, there is a need to analyze PPP pandemic responses through the larger framework of how they may serve the needs of the global public good, to extend needed support to all countries and people. In a similar vein, the COVID-19 crisis has revealed that PPP responses to pandemics also need to define, adapt, and mechanize a broader global health security agenda that builds global and country-level capacity to address future pandemics.
To explore these topics, this workshop has invited some of the world’s top experts in pandemic response, who will:
(1) review best practices and critical actions from past PPP epidemic and pandemic responses to determine if past response frameworks have applications for the current COVID-19 pandemic;
(2) explore PPP innovations and models that are addressing COVID-19 in country settings;
(3) examine PPP pandemic responses that increase and help navigate the distribution of global public goods; and
(4) discuss PPP pandemic responses that enable the development of a broader global health security agenda.
Innovative pilot PPP program to equitably address Baltimore Public Health and Employment Challenges mobilized by initial $2M commitment by the Rockefeller Foundation (USA).
Over the course of 12 months, the Baltimore Health Corps will serve three core objectives:
- Job Creation and Skills Training
- Controlling the Spread of Covid-19
- Serving the Social Needs of Baltimore’s most vulnerable.
The City of Baltimore has made a $4.5 million commitment to support this initiative, tapping into its CARES Act Funds. Additional private funders have contributed more than $2.3 million in support and include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the France-Merrick Foundation, the Goldseker Foundation, OSI – Baltimore, the PepsiCo Foundation, the Rauch Foundation, the Stulman Foundation, and the T. Rowe Price Foundation. The Baltimore City Health Department, Jhpiego, the Mayor’s Office for Employment Development, Baltimore Corps, HealthCare Access Maryland, and the Baltimore Civic Fund are partnering to operate the initiative. The total cost of the initiative is $12.4 million, and the City will continue to raise the remaining $3.5 million as the pilot gets underway.