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Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem—Bringing the Maternal Health and Malaria Communities Together

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Nachbar discussed the current and potential involvement of the private sector in addressing MiP. Challenges to both the private and public sector participation include quality concerns, lack of trust and dialogue, profit motives, equity concerns, lack of information, data ownership, market planning, limited or no access to financing, preferential pricing, tax/tariff waivers, and missing or inability to access supportive quality assurance systems. Nachbar shared a number opportunities for improving private sector participation in MiP prevention: giving consumers products they prefer, addressing communication and mobilization gaps, filling supply gaps, improving supply and distribution, tackling human resource gaps, addressing quality issues, expanding access to financing, and improving stewardship.

Malaria in Pregnancy: The role of the private sector
Nancy Nachbar, Abt Associates

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Nachbar discussed the current and potential involvement of the private sector in addressing MiP. Challenges to both the private and public sector participation include quality concerns, lack of trust and dialogue, profit motives, equity concerns, lack of information, data ownership, market planning, limited or no access to financing, preferential pricing, tax/tariff waivers, and missing or inability to access supportive quality assurance systems. Nachbar shared a number opportunities for improving private sector participation in MiP prevention: giving consumers products they prefer, addressing communication and mobilization gaps, filling supply gaps, improving supply and distribution, tackling human resource gaps, addressing quality issues, expanding access to financing, and improving stewardship.

For more information, please visit the malaria in pregnancy technical meeting page.