Under the Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO) projects funded by USAID, PSI and MSI recently launched the Social Franchising for Health course on the USAID Global Health eLearning Center.
The course outlines the health system challenges that social franchising is designed to address, including:
- An unmet need for greater access to quality, affordable health services,
- An overburdened public health system,
- An under-regulated private sector,
- Low participation of the private sector in the delivery of preventive health care,
- Lack of incentives for health providers to deliver quality health care,
- Limited professional development opportunities for health care professionals.
- Limited access to health financing mechanisms for the private sector health system.
Through interactive content and real-life country examples, course participants will learn about these and other aspects of the social franchising model. They will be able to articulate how success is measured, how social franchising strengthens health systems, and what best practices are emerging.
To take the short course free of charge, register here.