Strengthening public-private engagement
SHOPS Plus helped launch a federation of mutuelles to facilitate coordination, learning, and overall growth of its members. It brought together key private and public stakeholders to discuss quality of services in the private sector, health information services, and planning for sustainable private sector training opportunities. The dialogue sessions began to create a culture and habit of public and private engagement. Private sector stakeholders highlighted the need to better organize. The project is working with them to create a private sector alliance to facilitate continued public-private collaboration.
Also, from 2015–2018, SHOPS Plus helped identify ways to strengthen the government’s commodity, logistics, and supply system, Centrale d'Achats de Médicaments Essentiels et de Matériels médicaux de Madagascar (Central Medicine and Medical Material Purchasing Center of Madagascar), to ensure efficiency and sustainability. SHOPS Plus studied the financial solvency of SALAMA's cost-recovery system. The project developed a financial model and made policy recommendations that would allow the system a degree of solvency regarding the free-of-charge product, which the system is meant to subsidize. This study was completed in close collaboration with the Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management, and the Ministry of Health.
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