Guest Editor: Birger C Forsberg
Health Policy and Planning, Volume 29, Issue suppl 1; 1 July 2014
This new supplement to Health Policy and Planning is an outcome of the Second Symposium on the Role of the Private Sector in Health Systems held in Toronto on 9 July 2011. The symposium invited researchers and policy makers around the world to participate with presentations on five themes central to the scientific development of understanding on the role of the private sector in health systems. Taken together, the five papers provide a snapshot of both current research and current issues in global health where the importance of the private sector is becoming more apparent and is increasingly recognized as critical to many of the major health issues prioritized by both national governments and global health initiatives.