Action 10: Promote Public/Private Partnerships


10. Promote public/ private partnerships to provide better access to complex treatments: Strengthening cooperation between public and private networks can provide more cost-effective treatments in the public clinics and can increase access to healthcare.

In most, and especially developing, countries there are many significant socioeconomic disparities. Few people have access to private institutions that provide high complexity infertility treatments. The vast majority of citizens have limited access and are restricted to hospitals belonging to the public sector with limited infrastructure.

It is indeed difficult to address and level this inequality, but strategies should include both decreasing the costs of complex medical treatments and establishing different types of partnership between private and public institutions.

Working under the umbrella of a recognized public health authority, these partnerships should focus on partial subsidies to the cost of treatments and on additional strategies and programmes that increase access and affordability to quality infertility treatment.