Private Sector Engagement to Boost Reach of Immunization Programs: An Introduction to Key Issues

  • Date Posted: November 12, 2021
  • Organizations/Projects: MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery, USAID

This brief introduces key issues on private sector engagement (PSE) for immunization service delivery in the  context of COVID-19 vaccine rollout. It is part of broader work by MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery to distill the evidence and outline the potential for PSE to increase the uptake of immunization in low- and middle-income countries, where immunization resources are constrained. 

This brief focuses on service delivery by the private sector, the role of both non-profit (such as nongovernment and faith-based organizations) and for-profit entities in helping to establish new vaccination sites, staff, and other support to vaccination services. We aim to introduce readers to some key issues, indicate how MOMENTUM is synthesizing the rapidly expanding evidence, and invite partners to join a future learning agenda.