In many countries, the public, private nonprofit and private for-profit health sectors have coexisted for decades. Today many organizations are increasingly forming partnerships to effectively deliver a shared vision.
The public sector includes local, district, state, provincial or national governments. Public sector partners provide the partnership with needed public health goals, funding, training, and quality standards.
Nonprofit Private Sector
The nonprofit private sectors include NGO’s, PVO’s and community based organizations that do not have a profit-making motive. Rather, they are involved in development and humanitarian work and any surplus earning are used to improve services to the community.
For-Profit Private Sector
The for-profit private sectors are organizations whose motive is to make a profit. These include private physician associations, private hospitals and the private commercial sectors engaged in manufacturing and distribution (i.e. pharmaceutical companies, medical devices companies, health management organizations etc.).