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Lessons from Latin America: healthcare public-private partnerships

Across Latin America, demand for health services has outpaced supply. Significant investments are needed in healthcare infrastructure to replace aging facilities and/or construct new facilities to address access gaps. Healthcare public-private partnerships (PPPs) have become an attractive option for expanding healthcare services while requiring only limited up-front capital investment from the public sector. 

A nascent market for healthcare PPPs has emerged, driven by the following: 

  • Changing demographics 
  • Changing epidemiology
  • Growing economy
  • Expanding healthcare coverage
  • PPP legislation

This study provides an overview of the healthcare PPP markets in 17 Latin American countries, with an in-depth analysis of five countries --Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru. The report analyzes key factors of mature healthcare PPP markets, and describes healthcare PPP projects tendered to date, including their tender processes, financing schemes, key performance indicators, successes and challenges.  

This is the second in a series of publications on PPPs jointly authored by the UCSF Global Health Group and PwC. This series aims to document and raise awareness of innovative PPP models in health globally, and to disseminate lessons learned to inform current and future healthcare partnerships.

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Jim Henry

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Adela Llumpo


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