Policy brief

Cumulative lessons learned in the PSP4H programme

Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H)

Published by
Cardno Emerging Markets

Lessons learnt during the implementation of PSP4H's programme on exploring the markets in which poor people pay for-profit providers for healthcare.

The Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) is a four and a half year DFID-funded programme. It began as a two-year action research programme to explore the markets in which poor people pay for-profit providers for healthcare. PSP4H seeks “to improve the for-profit health market in Kenya, so that poor people get better value for money they spend on health”.

This brief documents key lessons on how best to implement pro-poor health interventions.

It looks at both successes and failures and how lessons learnt will inform the donor community, private sector and Governments on the validity of the market systems approach in bringing sustainable changes in the private health sector.

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