The report highlights that a well-functioning healthcare market requires manufacturers to produce high-quality products, distributors to deliver the necessary quantities, and providers to administer them correctly. A single breakdown in this complex system can keep life-saving products out of the hands of people who most need them.
The Market Shaping Primer identifies three key root causes of market failure: high-transaction costs, poor market information, and risk imbalances between supply and demand. It sets out a range of market shaping tools, including price ceiling guarantees.
Through the Global Access Initiative, we are helping to increase access viral load testing through the Panther platform. Ahead of World AIDS Day 2020, two laboratory technicians in Kenya and Zambia told us how Panther is helping them to better serve patients.
Michael joined an ODI panel to assess the immediate development finance institutions' (DFI) response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how DFI’s could support public sector investment in the health sector.
Considerable progress has been made to improve girls’ health and to empower and educate them to make safer decisions about their bodies. Here are three major concerns for the health of girls around the world.