Project Overview

Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas. SHOPS Plus supports the achievement of US government health priorities and improves the equity and quality of the total health system.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 50% of family planning clients obtain their methods from private providers. In Asia, the number rises to 65%. Similarly, for the treatment for childhood illnesses, the majority of caregivers turn to private providers. Only by working with this critical sector of the health system can we achieve global health coverage. To ensure effective and sustainable outcomes, SHOPS Plus is committed to integrating gender-sensitive approaches and female empowerment throughout its activities.

Approach
SHOPS Plus aims to increase use of priority health services by:

  • Improving the enabling environment for the private health sector
  • Strengthening provision of private sector information, products, and services, resulting in expanded access for underserved populations
  • Increasing effective public-private engagement
  • Sharing innovative, emerging, and tested private sector models.
  • Applying a total market approach

Accomplishments
Here are a few examples of our impact around the world.

To learn more about the project, contact:

Elaine Menotti, AOR
United States Agency for International Development

Susan Mitchell, Project Director
Abt Associates

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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