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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus), Senegal

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded global Strengthening Health Outcomes for the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project is designed to increase access to and use of priority health products by supporting innovative private sector approaches in the health system. In Senegal, SHOPS Plus focuses on family planning, malaria, and maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health. Its work is built around public-private partnerships and strategic innovations, with special emphasis on gender and youth. Banyan Global leads the access to finance component of SHOPS Plus Senegal, helping to expand financing options for private sector health providers. Working closely with associations and other stakeholder networks, Banyan Global delivers training and technical support directly to health care providers, to strengthen their business and financial management skills and to help them access loans. In addition, Banyan Global is working with several financial institutions in Senegal to expand private health sector offerings and provides focused support to Ecobank for the utilization of its Development Credit Authority Loan Portfolio Guarantee, which reduces lender and borrower risk to encourage lending to private health sector providers. Banyan Global has also led the management component of the pilot of the Tutorat-P program, which offers individualized tutoring in clinical care and business management to selected private health facilities.