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The Consortium – Harbinger of Collaborative Transformation of Private Sector Healthcare in the Philippines

Lalaine Mortera, Anup Kumar, Hamidah Hussain, Bea Barbara C. Carrascal

In the Philippines, one in three Filipinos prefers private providers for tuberculosis (TB) care despite free government services. However, primary TB diagnostic tests like GeneXpert® MTB/Rif, are limited and expensive in the private sector, and clients incur catastrophic costs from private care. To address this inequity and ensure patient-centric TB testing, TBIHSS project supported establishing the Philippine Private Sector Diagnostics Consortium (Consortium), a collective public-private response that leverages innovative approaches and strategic partnerships to procurement and service delivery in the private sector.

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