Public Health remains a major concern in India with high infant and maternal mortalities, a growing burden of NCDs and various environmental factors like the quality of air and water, self-prescribing drugs, distrust in different Public Health delivery systems etc. These contribute to issues related to Public Health that require deeper deliberations with the government and the private sector. Since there are multiple players who are working for the cause of public health; the need is to follow “a systems approach” rather than component wise optimization to optimize the healthcare delivery.
This infographic report released during CII Public Health Conference on 22 August 2017 at New Delhi gives an overview of the various gaps that exist in Public Health Delivery and identified areas where the private sector can plug in such gaps through partnerships. These include - financing and investments in Primary healthcare, education and training facilities – medical and public health, availability of essential drugs to all, expansion of universal health coverage and addressing health beyond healthcare etc. The report identifies PPPs to be a game changer in Public Health Delivery.