Leveraging the Private Health Sector to Expand the HIV/AIDS Workforce

To make headway in the fight against HIV, many countries have received donor support for employing health workers in the public sector to provide HIV testing, treatment, and follow-up. These health workers have been instrumental in the progress against HIV/AIDS, and are essential for achieving epidemic control. It is uncertain how the workforce for maintaining HIV epidemic control will be supported. The Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project conducted a qualitative study that looks at the private health workforce and the contribution it could make to the HIV response. It examines where along the HIV continuum of care private providers would best be used, the conditions needed for the private sector to invest in staff for HIV-related service delivery, the role of private community-based health workers, and the role of the public sector in strengthening the private health sector’s HIV workforce expansion. The report concludes with recommendations for policy makers, donors, and implementing partners who seek to tap into the private sector to strengthen the HIV response.

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Author

Sarah Dominis and Emma Golub

Published
October 2018
Resource Types
Report
Country
India
South Africa
Technical Area
Provider Quality
Total Market Approach
Health Area
HIV
Keywords
Africa
AIDS
antiretroviral treatment
Asia
HIV
HIV counseling and testing
HIV/AIDS
India
market-based approaches
nurses
payment of health care providers
pharmaceutical partnerships
private provider networks
provider incentives
provider networks
quality assurance
regulation
South Africa
total market approach
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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.