Health Public-Private Partnership conference kicks off

08 Dec 2014 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 08 DEC (NAMPA) - The first-ever Health Public-Private Partnership (PPP) conference kicked off here on Monday.
The two-day conference was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), and 250 Southern African Development Community (SADC) key stakeholders are expected to attend.
It takes place under the theme “Forging partnerships to save lives”.
Its initial aim is to strengthen the outcomes on health in the country through mobilising PPPs to address pressing issues with regards to the delivery of quality, efficient and uninterrupted health services.
The main objectives are to provide a profile of the PPP Framework for the health sector as it was approved by Cabinet last year.
Furthermore, the conference will explore the benefits of employing PPPs in the health sector; explore the right healthcare model for Namibia; and see how the healthcare project could be managed.
In addition, the conference will also try to review the lessons learned from the different healthcare projects run across the SADC region; differentiating PPPs from traditional procurement; and discover potential healthcare PPP projects.