Important changes have occurred in Asian countries,such as the Universal Health Care Movement and the threat of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD). These changes involve not only changes in the landscape of the health sector but also increased challenges in strengthening health systems. In many countries in Asia, the private sector is a key resource and player. Around the world, there are an increasing number and variety of initiatives involving public-private sector collaboration in the health sector. The ability to engage and involve the private sector in addressing health sector priorities has become an increasingly critical concern. A multiplicity of health challenges, coupled with resource constraints, make it imperative for professionals in the public sector to learn how to successfully engage the private sector in order to achieve health sector goals.

This course builds on existing strategies for private sector engagement, and aims at providing participants with analytical and policy-making tools that would better enable them to engage the private sector. It will provide participants with a framework both for analyzing the opportunities for engaging the private sector in a health system for achieving UHC and controlling NCD, as well as for designing strategies and approaches for engaging the private sector to achieve national health system goals. The course is designed as a regional course and as such draws heavily on Asian experiences in order to provide a practical and realistic perspective.


The primary target audiences for this course are:

  • Senior and mid- level policy makers at national and sub-national level
  • Health policy implementers
  • Health sector managers working with the private sector, and Regulator

The following might also find this course useful:

  • Heads/Directors of private health care organization associations
  • Faculties and researchers in health policy
  • Internasional organizations/development partner representatives

The audience is encouraged to have a PSE project in their future activities. There is a web-based preparation course for Private Health Sector Assessment, which will take 2 months before the face-to-face meeting in October 2016.


Tentative Program

Phase 1: Preparation: (August through September 2016) Using Web-based activities

Objectives :

  1. Understanding PSE tools
  2. Conducting Private Health Sector Assessment (PHSA)
  3. Preparing poster presentation

The work

  1. PHSA and private sector engagement strategy
  2. Identification of key Universal Health Coverage (UHC) challenges that could be dealt with through private sector engagement .
  3. Identification of NCD challenges that could be dealt with through private sector engagement

   Phase II. Face to face meeting

Venue: University Club, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Policy Course on Partnership with the Private Sector
for UHC & NCD

11 –14 October 2016







Overview: Universal
Health Coverage Engage PHS1 Trends in Asia PHSA2

Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Tools and Application

PSE Tools and Application


Private Public Partnership for Universal Health Coverage and Non Communicable Disease

8:30 am – 9:00 am





9:00 am – 10:30 am

Welcome and introductions Ceremonies (ADB/AIM/ANHSS) Challenges of achieving Universal Health Coverage and the NCD threats: Health systems, market factors, local context;  Role of the private sector; Reform and policy cycle

External quality assurance and hospital accreditation Accreditation teaching case / International case studies

Taxation, ownership, & subsidy: Legal and financial incentives

8:45 - 10:15
Panel discussion on Health PPPs in different Asian countries: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand Pakistan Philippine

10:30 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 12:30 pm

PSE framework within National Health objectives

Strategic purchasing and contracting with the private health sector

Information and recognition; Bringing Stakeholders Together Ensuring Value for Money

11:00-11.15 Reflections
on Health PPPs and universal health insurance

11:15 -11:30 Reflections on Health PPPs and NCD

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Countries Posters: Private Health Sector Assessment Using the results of the PHSA2 to develop an implementation  plan: Practical considerations and policy process

Strategic  purchasing and contracting with the private health sector

Hospital PPPs in Asia - Pacific: Trends and challenges

13:30 - 14:30
 Synthesis and Recommendations

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Regulation of the private health sector

Contracting teaching case / international case studies

Bringing it all Together


5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Group work: Project proposal
(all members)

Group work:
Applicability of tools

Wrap-up and closing



  Phase III : PSE Discussion on Web as Community of Practice


Dr. Narjis Rizvi
Assistant Professor Department of Community
Health Sciences Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Prof. Adi Utarini MSc. MPH. Ph.D
Faculty of Medicine Department of Health Policy and Management
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia

Dr. Maria Elena B. Herrera
Professor Asian Institute of Management
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Dr. Jiruth Sriratanaban
Chulalongkorn University Bangkok,

Prof. Eng Kiong Yeoh
Director JC School of Public Health and Primary
Care and Head Division of Health System Policy and Management Faculty of Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Asst. Prof. Chantal Herberholz, Ph.D
Faculty of Economics Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

Prof. Laksono Trisnantoro, Ph.D
Department of Health Policy and Management Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia

Prof. Siripen Supakankunti
Associate Professor Faculty of Economics
Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc. Ph.D
Director, Center for Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia



Cost of Course

The standard tuition fee for the course is USD 800. This fee includes tuition, course material, one field visit, coffee breaks and lunch during the days of the training and one farewell dinner. Participants (or their funding agency) will be responsible for covering the costs of travel, health and accident insurance, accommodation, and other expenses while in the Indonesia.

For country teams of at least 3 persons, a reduced course fee of USD 700 per person is offered – unless participants register individually in which case the standard tuition fee applies.

An early bird discount of USD 50 per person will apply for participants whose payments are received before 30 June 2016.

Bank Account

Bank Name                     : Bank BNI
Bank Account Number   : 0203024192
Account holder name    : Pusat Kebijakan dan Manajemen Kesehatan Fakultas Kedokteran UGM
Swift-code                      : BNINIDJA

  Information and Registration:

Center for Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Gedung IKM Sayap Utara Lt. 2
Jl. Farmako Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281 – Indonesia

For Indonesia Participant :

Hendriana Anggi (Ms. Anggi)
Phone / Fax : +62 274 549425 (hunting)
Mobile : +62 81227938882

For Overseas Participant :

Maria Adelheid Lelyana (Ms. Lely)
Phone / Fax : +62 274 549425 (hunting)
Mobile : +62 8132976-0006

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