Involving private providers in the COVID-19 response
The SHOPS Plus project in Senegal is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and local stakeholders to strengthen the country’s private sector COVID-19 response. By mobilizing new and existing resources, communication channels, and relationships with private providers, SHOPS Plus is ensuring the involvement of the private sector.
Some of the project’s interventions to support the private sector in the prevention, detection, and treatment of COVID-19 cases include:
- Communicating with local stakeholders: SHOPS Plus is working with the Ministry of Health and local partners to create and disseminate important COVID-19 health messages at points of sale.
- Supporting government testing: SHOPS Plus is supporting the government’s efforts to survey private laboratories and determine their ability to test for and diagnose COVID-19 cases.
- Mitigating financial impact: To support the financial health of private providers amid economic uncertainty, SHOPS Plus will distribute a questionnaire to determine the economic impact of COVID-19 on the private sector, using the findings to help private providers to develop financial mitigation plans.
Learn more about SHOPS Plus's COVID-19 response in Sengal.