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Private Enterprise for Public Health

by Michael Chu and David E. Bloom


By many measures, the world today is a healthier place than ever before, yet a daunting set of deficits and disparities remains to be tackled. For various reasons, it is not clear that the traditional tandem of government and civil society are up to those challenges. This creates an opportunity for private enterprise to fill the breach. Indeed, evidence on the actual and potential contribution of private enterprise to public health is growing.

Keywords: Private Ownership; Social Enterprise; Public Sector; Private Sector; Health Care and Treatment; Health Industry;


Chu, Michael, and David E. Bloom. "Private Enterprise for Public Health." Global Investor (Credit Suisse) (February 2012), 14–16.