Health is a human right. This concept is inherent in the Sustainable Development Agenda’s commitment to leave “no one behind”. The provision of healthcare infrastructure and services is a massive obligation for both governments and the private sector. Some estimates place the cumulative expenditure on healthcare infrastructure over the last decade to be over $3.6 trillion. And when adding services, that estimate reaches $68.1 trillion. Meanwhile, many global citizens still lack access to even the most basic healthcare services and the SDGs call on governments to serve even more citizens, help those that are poor and most at risk, and take significant steps toward providing true, universal access to care — all of which would add to the already hefty price tag. The UN estimates that the gap in financing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) stands at $ 2.5 trillion  per year in developing countries alone. Most countries are lagging behind on achievement of health-related SDG. 3. If urgent and consolidated actions are not taken, the SDG. 3  will be not achieved by 2030. 

Public private partnership (PPP) has been identified in SDG. 17 as a preferred vehicle for implementation given the lack of resources of governments. Yet PPPs model is complicated and experiences as many failures as successes


The WHO boldly states that the Sustainable 
Development Goals (SDGs) can be realized only
’through strong commitments’ to global
partnerships between governments, the private
sector and civil society. But how to promote
partnerships for global health?