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Free Content PPM: ‘public-private’ or ‘private-public’ mix? The case of Ujjain District, India [Short communication]

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The World Health Organization and the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in India have advocated public-private mix as essential for tuberculosis (TB) control. We conducted a cross-sectional sample survey of private providers (with various qualifications) in Ujjain District, India, to study willingness and motivation to collaborate. Most providers were aware of the RNTCP and had referred patients there. All were willing to collaborate, although the areas for collaboration varied between urban and rural providers. General altruism and an opportunity to collaborate with the government were the main motivations. None of the providers had ever been contacted by the RNTCP. Enthusiasm in the private sector has not been effectively exploited by the RNTCP.
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Keywords: India; public-private; tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India; Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 2: Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India 3: Tuberculosis Strategy and Health Systems, Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication date: 2008-11-01

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