Successes and Failures in Health Market System Interventions: Learnings from PSP4H in Kenya
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The Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) just released a landmark report documenting aspects of implementing market systems interventions in healthcare that worked, or – equally important – did not work.
Check out the report at http://www.psp4h.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Successes-Failures-Report.pdf
As a research programme, PSP4H has the luxury of documenting failures as well as successes without jeopardizing the programme’s credibility as an implementer. This is particularly important in emerging healthcare market areas such as healthcare finance and mobile/e-health where evidence is scant.
This report adds to the thin body of literature on what works and what doesn't in actual market systems intervention activities - as opposed to manicured 'success stories' and well-spun case studies which are commonplace. Learning from failure is a powerful tool.
UKAid-funded PSP4H explores the markets in which poor people access healthcare through for-profit providers, using an M4P/market systems lens.
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