Tue Jun 27th 2017: 01:24:01

SOCIAL FRANCHISING

SOCIAL FRANCHISING OF HEALTH SERVICES

Child mortality has shown a strong and significant decline in the past decade but efforts are continuously needed to reduce the burden further. Research shows that around 30-40% of child health services are sought through the private sector in Tanzania. Social franchising applies commercial franchising strategies to the non-profit health sector to efficiently expand access to higher quality health care that is affordable to underserved communities. Social franchising works by creating a network of health care providers that are contractually obligated to deliver specified services in accordance with franchise standards under a common brand. Social franchising improves access, quality, equity and cost-effectiveness of health services delivery via private sector.