Health-industry linkages for local health: reframing policies for African health system strengthening border

by Maureen Mackintosh; Julius Mugwagwa; Geoffrey Banda et al.
Health Policy and Planning, Published: 19 March 2018

9 pp. 182 kB
https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article-
pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czy022/24398759/czy022.pdf

There is scepticism among health systems experts internationally that production of pharmaceuticals in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can provide competitive prices, quality and reliability of supply. The authors argue for a ‘local health’ policy perspective, framed by concepts of proximity and positionality, which works with local priorities and distinct policy time scales and identifies scope for incentive alignment to generate mutually beneficial health–industry linkages and strengthening of both sectors.

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