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Meeting sets out to shape the future of health markets

posted Dec 18, 2012, 10:56 AM by Jeff Knezovich   [ updated Jan 3, 2013, 7:42 AM by Kate Hawkins ]

Ideological debates about private and public sectors in health have gotten in the way of understanding how health markets work. This is despite the fact that most countries recognize that they have “mixed health systems”, with a variety of public and private providers and mechanisms for financing health goods and services. This was the starting point for a weeklong meeting convened by Future Health Systems, who are co-ordinating this year's Private Sector in Health Symposium, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation at their centre in Bellagio, Italy, last week.

The meeting brought together a small group of policy-makers, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to discuss the changing face of health markets, and in particular to consider future trends in such markets. The meeting report is now available on the FHS website along with further news and information about the initiative.