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An Action Plan to Engage the Private Health Service Delivery Sector in the Response to COVID-19

Authors: Ms Barbara O Hanlon, a member of the WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for UHC, Dr Mark Hellowell, Director of Global Health Policy Unit at the University of Edinburgh, Ms Cynthia Eldrige of Impact for Health and David Clarke of WHO HQ.  The following WHO staff also contributed to the preparation of this document, Dr Agnes Soucat, Dr Edward Kelley and Gerard Schmets all of WHO HQ.

The authors acknowledge inputs received from people working in affected countries in both the public and private health sectors their contribution and their contribution to the  COVID-19 response is greatly appreciated.

(French verson follows english version)

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