In West Africa, private health sector champions representing six countries are advocating for the development of health care federations at the national and regional level. The federations improve coordination with government agencies and serve as an advocacy platform for a stronger, more integrated health system. With support from USAID/West Africa, the SHOPS project provides technical assistance to launch and support private sector federations in the West Africa region, including the production of a new advocacy video demonstrating the importance of national and regional private sector platforms. The video includes interviews with private sector leaders, stakeholders, and partners discussing the West African health landscape, challenges and opportunities, and lessons from other regional health federations. It ends with a call to action for private sector collaboration.
SHOPS also sponsored a study tour for the champions to attend the East Africa Healthcare Federation annual meeting to facilitate knowledge exchange. The project is developing an online knowledge platformto further facilitate the exchange of ideas.
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