Engaging the Private Sector in Health System Resilience Efforts

  • Date Posted: October 16, 2020
  • Authors: Tyler Heggans
  • Organizations: SHOPS Plus (Abt Associates)
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development


Before an event

Engaging the private sector in all stages of health system resilience is by nature a complex undertaking, most often occurring too late in a response and without adequate planning. Committed public and private champions who see the benefit of joint action are crucial, as is arming them with evidence-based best practices and guidance. This report presents a strategic approach that can guide USAID missions in addressing health system stressors and shocks, while supporting countries on the journey toward self-reliant, prepared, and resilient health systems. The authors present tangible actions that missions can take in applying the strategic approach to a shock event.