Organized by the National Academy of Medicine
The National Academies’ Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety (PPP Forum) is convening 1.5-day public workshop (beginning at 1:00 PM EDT on June 13) to examine the economic and programmatic transitions that are changing the global health landscape profoundly and to explore innovative models and their potential as sustainable solutions in the transition context. A cohort of countries that have historically relied on development assistance for health (DAH) is transitioning into higher-income status. At the same time, countries that have provided DAH are shifting focus away from traditional development assistance in favor of investments focused on value for money and global public goods. Additionally, one large program focused on disease eradication is nearing its goal and will soon end. In response, processes are underway to transition countries out of traditional bilateral and multilateral health funding mechanisms, and countries are expected to spend more of their own resources on health systems. These transition processes are often well-defined in criteria and approach; however, their implications, particularly when they occur simultanously, are not well understood. This changing landscape requires the global health community to develop innovative, coordinated, and sustainable solutions to support countries and maintain health gains during and after transitions.