Integrating the Private Sector into National Child Health Programs and Reporting: A Webinar Series

September 8, 2022 - November 30, 2022

The Private Sector Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality of Care subgroups of the Child Health Task Force are hosting a three-part webinar series on integrating the private sector into national child health programming. This includes the health management information system (HMIS) and improving the quality of care of children and newborns in private facilities. The objective of the series is to create a forum for sharing country experiences of and approaches to private sector integration, with a focus on challenges and best practices.

See recordings and slides from past sessions below.

Session One: Lessons from Ethiopia in Delivering Quality Child Health Services and Data Reporting by the Private Sector

September 8, 2022, 9:00 - 10:00AM EDT

This session shared lessons and challenges from Ethiopia on data monitoring for quality child health services from private and public sector perspectives. The presenters discussed the completeness and accuracy of private sector data across the country and opportunities for improving quality and integration. They also shared some examples of successful models for private sector engagement and data collection, including digital health strategies and alignment with national child health priorities.


  • Dr. Awoke Misganaw Temesgen, Country lead, Burden of Disease Collaborative EPHI-IHME Initiative, Senior Researcher and Advisor, National Data Management Center (NDMC), Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Maraki Fikre Merid, Private Sector Engagement Consultant, CHS Advisory


  • Senait Kebede, Emory University
  • Joseph Addo-Yobo, Total Family Health Organisation
  • Amit Bhanot, Frontier Health Markets

Session Two: The importance of incentivizing private sector reporting into HMIS for child health – Ghana case study

Session Three: Quality of care for private sector facilities delivering child health services – case study TBD