An important aspect of public sector stewardship is better understanding the private health sector. SHOPS Plus is building the capacity of the Division d’Etablissements Prives – the structure designated by the Ministry of Health to ensure the public sector effectively engages with the private sector in Senegal.
SHOPS Plus is working with the Ministry of Health to ensure that private sector data is reported into the National Health Information System through the dissemination of data collection tools and reporting forms to private facilities. The project is building the capacity of the Ministry of Health to leverage public-private partnerships (PPPs) through the development of a national health PPP strategy. SHOPS Plus is also serving as an informal broker to support the Ministry of Health in implementing a health PPP.
SHOPS Plus is also supporting the establishment of Midwifery and Nursing Professional Councils (Ordres) to oversee the quality of service provision of their respective cadres.