Private Sector Can Play Larger Role In Family Planning, SRHR Programs, Experts Say

Devex: The case for a ‘greater’ private sector role in family planning
“…Although private sector engagement is not a new concept — with myriad programs and initiatives now routinely cofinanced or supported through corporate social responsibility activities — [Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver,] sees a much greater and more engaged role for the private sector in development programs, including family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights projects. Other stakeholders such as governments and civil society should recognize that. … Kellie Sloan, director of family planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told Devex that one of the key roles the private sector has played is by ‘making services more affordable’ — and more efficient…” (Santos, 2/8).