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Table 3 The quali-quantitative studies included in the sample

From: Insights for the future of health system partnerships in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic literature review

Scientific publications Topic Type of partnership Main results
Molyneux & Zagaria [47] Programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis Collaboration between LMICs, non-governmental development organisations and civil society organisations The programme has expanded rapidly, with the annual number of people treated rising from 2.9 million (in 12 countries) in the year 2000 to 25.89 million (in 22 countries) in 2001
Peters & Phillips [48] Mectizan donation program Collaboration between international partners The results of a survey of 25 partners show that the perceived benefits far outweigh the problems, and that the direct costs to the organisations have been minimal
Lambert et al. [64] National Tuberculosis Programme in Bolivia Collaboration between Bolivian government and private pharmacies The first phase of the intervention proved effective in reducing the availability of the main tuberculosis drugs in pharmacies, and in improving referral of clients seeking tuberculosis drugs.
Saw et al. [68] PPP to improve tuberculosis control in Myanmar Cooperation between Myanmar Ministry of Health and private general practitioners A considerable delay was found between the onset of symptoms of tuberculosis and seeking treatment. Old patients influenced the treatment seeking behaviour and choice of treatment clinics of new patients
Saxenian et al. [81] Fiscal space analysis to calibrate appropriate levels of public financing for the new vaccines PPP of LMICs, finance organisations, foundations, and the pharmaceutical industry For LMICs, external financing will be required to purchase vaccines supported by Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, so cofinancing needs to be modest
Ali et al. [73] Emergency medical services in Pakistan Collaboration between public administrations, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector Systems analysis showed community participation to explain the project’s strength. Since its establishment, the project has been meeting its own recurrent expenditures without levying an extra burden on the government