The Sustainable Development Goals call for universal health coverage by 2030, starting with primary care. Neither governments nor private organizations can address this challenge alone. This project aims to establish a coalition of partners that builds on existing partner efforts for primary care and universal health coverage by:
- synthesizing financially sustainable models for public-private primary care delivery,
- identifying what innovations for primary care work, and
- matching government needs with private sector offerings.
The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) is a two-year project: in year one, the Coalition will be set up, with oversight from an Executive Committee. Work towards designing a model for capacity development, including work on the pilot project in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India, will continue throughout year one. In year two, the PCC will begin implementation of that model in other contexts. The Coalition will live on after the two-year project is finished, independent of the Forum.
The Coalition will provide the following key deliverables in 2017-2018:
- Establish the need for a multistakeholder coalition to address sustainable access to primary care
- Create operating and governance models for the PCC
- Identify the leadership and next steps needed to launch and conduct the work of the PCC.