Enhancing Public–Private Cooperation in Epidemic Preparedness and Response

Journal Article
  • Rebecca Katz
  • Marian Wentworth
  • Jonathan D. Quick
  • Ashley Arabasadi
  • Emily Harris
  • Katrina Geddes
  • Ashish Jha
World Medical and Health Policy Journal
2018, Vol.10, Issue 4, 420-425. DOI: 10.1002/wmh3.281.

Abstract

The threat of epidemics and pandemics has increased as our world has become more interconnected. Recent epidemics have highlighted the need for increased investment in preparedness and the critical role of the private sector in health system strengthening and preparedness. Our manuscript seeks to bring attention to and promote public–private collaboration in global health preparedness by discussing areas on which public and private organizations can focus their efforts to improve partnerships. It does this by expanding on themes discussed at a conference on public–private partnerships in pandemic preparedness, Ready Together. We hope that this article will encourage effective partnerships.