Explore the role of public and private sources of care
Private Sector Counts provides information on sources for family planning services and sick child care, which is critical for successful program implementation.
As users of the tool will find, both the public and private sectors are important sources for family planning and sick child care. Use of public and private sources vary considerably by country and demographic characteristics, such as socioeconomic status, and urban/rural residence.
We call this tool “Private Sector Counts” to remind donors and program implementers that the private sector, in addition to the public sector, has a key role to play in providing family planning and sick child care. With easy-to-access data on where clients access family planning products and sick child care, implementers can use a total market approach to design programs that increase access to quality services throughout the health system.
Private Sector Counts is divided into two content areas: child health and family planning.
The Child Health Data provide information on:
The Family Planning Data provide information on:
Use the navigation menu on the right side of each graph to disaggregate family planning data by:
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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project is USAID's flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in family planning, HIV, and maternal and child health. By increasing the participation and effectiveness of the private health sector, SHOPS Plus improves the equity and quality of the total health system.
Click here to learn more about the project.
This tool was originally developed by USAID’s Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project.
Recommended citation: Private Sector Counts, SHOPS Plus Project funded by USAID, led by Abt Associates.