Banyan Global


Private Sector Partnerships–Ethiopia

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Banyan Global was a subcontractor to Abt Associates on the Private Sector Partnerships–Ethiopia project, which was part of the United States Agency for International Development’s Private Sector Program indefinite-quantity contract with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief. This project’s objective was to expand access to affordable and quality health care packages delivered by the private sector to mass markets of moderate- and low-income individuals, with specific emphasis on three strategies: fostering private-sector partnerships to address HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), promoting social franchising to improve the quality of private-sector care in HIV/AIDS and TB, and targeted social marketing to high-risk groups to prevent new HIV infections. Banyan Global focused on catalyzing partnerships by facilitating dialogue between the public and private sectors. Banyan Global strengthened private-sector capacity, workplace programs, and alternative financing mechanisms for HIV/AIDS treatment. Additionally Banyan Global conducted a cost-benefit analysis of HIV/AIDS workplace programs to persuade employers to invest in their workers’ health. Banyan Global assessed the potential of solidarity funds and formal insurance as mechanisms to improve HIV/AIDS coverage, conducted an assessment and made recommendations to develop the capacity and sustainability of the private medical practitioners association, and developed the private health sector by expanding access to financing and business training and improving market linkages. Banyan Global designed and rolled out a business-training program for the owners and accountants of private health facilities that offer integrated packages of family planning, TB services, and antiretrovirals (ARVs). The training focused on improving business and financial management with a case study on adding TB services and ARVs in a financially sustainable manner.