Working Groups (Public View)
The Country Connector on Private Sector in Health has been established to redress a critical health system governance gap on the governance of the private sector in health, by promoting the performance of six governance behaviours and helping countries with public private dialogue, policy making, regulation, formulating partnerships and using financing mechanisms.
The Steering Committee of the Country Connector on private Sector in health is the decision making body, responsible for setting overall strategic directions, advocating for, and overseeing the activities of the Country Connector.
The Steering Committee consists of members who represent WHO Regional offices and the different countries and partners that form the Country Connector, plus observers on invitation.
The scope of work of the Steering Committee can be summarized in 5 key responsibilities:
- Shape the directions and activities of the Country Connector on Private Sector in Health, making significant strategy decisions;
- Nurture experience in whole-system governance at country-level;
- Guide provision of technical support to actors;
- Build high-level political support and networks around the topic of supporting countries in engaging with private sector in health;
- Participate in promotion at country, regional and global level.
In addition, Steering Committee representatives have the following responsibilities:
- To bring consolidated perspectives from partners they represent;
- To support the implementation of the Country Connector by contributing to discussions and engaging actively in the different working groups;
- To help mobilize funding for the Country Connector, including through financial contributions or in-kind support.