Seminar by the working group on SRHR-HIV
Open discussion on lessons learned by public and civil society agents working in partnership with private sector, assessing risks and how to overcome potential challenges of working together in the field of reproductive health.
Learn from specific cases of international partnerships and from international academic reflections – including a key intervention by Prof. dr. Hans Hogerzeil.
Private sector partnerships are high on the political agenda as Belgian and other European Government promote partnerships between the for-profit private sector and non-for-profit development actors. We want to assess what it takes for public agencies and civil society to work in partnership with the private sector in the field of reproductive health.
Objective of the event
Presentation of lessons learned and open discussion on the topic of partnerships between public and civil society actors and actors of the private sector: How to assess risks and how to overcome challenges of working together in the field of Reproductive Health?
Private sector partnerships are high on the political agenda as Belgian and other European Government promote partnerships between the for-profit private sector and non-for-profit development actors. The ongoing revision of the law on Belgian Development Cooperation is likely going to result in a stronger involvement of the private sector in development cooperation, through public-private partnerships among other types of collaborations.. The Be-cause health SRHR working group started a reflection on partnerships with the private sector in SRHR during a 2017 seminar entitled ‘Reproductive health supplies: a question of availability, quality and affordability’.
Seminar Public Private Partnerships Reproductive Health October 2018 – Report (Pdf)
An Evaluation Of Informed Push Model In Senegal by Loveday Penn-Kekana, LSHTM
Keynote presentation by Prof. Hans Hogerzeil from 20 November: Assuring the quality and safety of essential medicines
- 9:30: Opening – welcome note by DGD / Be-cause health
- 9:40: Reproductive Health Partnership – case of Informed Push Model, Senegal by Loveday Penn-Kekana, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: lessons learned on how to manage risks and overcome challenges of working in partnership of public actors and/or CSO with private (for-profit) actors
- 10:45: Coffee break
- 11:15: Reflections on risks and challenges of partnerships, by key note speaker – Prof. Hans Hogerzeil
- 11:45: Open exchange: debate among all participants on the cases and reflections presented, on how Belgian development actors can learn from existing experiences and anticipate working in partnership with private sector actors.
- 12:40: Closing – chair of working group on Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights
- 12:45 -1:30 pm: Lunch (sandwiches)
This event is organized by the working group on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights – SRHR of the Belgian platform Be-cause health, with the support of the Belgian Development Cooperation – DGD.