Public Ends: Private Means - Government Engagement with the Private Health Sector in Developing Countries

Date: 4/22/2010
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room, 3040
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Join us for a special event with Alexander S. Preker, Head of Health Investment Policy & Analysis for the Investment Climate Department of the World Bank Group.

Government has generally been seen as the most important provider of health services in developing countries, but low quality services and severe fiscal constraints have limited access and availability of services in the public sector. In this context can developing countries afford to ignore the valuable resources and energy that is often available through the private sector?

Come hear NYU Wagner adjunct professor Alex Preker discuss the role of private health sector in addressing key health-related development challenges and how government could improve engagement with the private sector.

Mr. Preker has had a distinguished career, working at different times for International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Previously, as Chief Economist for the health sector, he coordinated the technical team that prepared the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Strategy in 1997.