Aceso Global CEO Maureen Lewis participated in a virtual panel discussion on Healthcare in a Post-COVID-19 Brazil: Pathways for Public-Private Partnerships, hosted by the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and the Brazil-based Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde (IEPS) on May 27, 2020.
The conversation comes at a critical time for Brazil, which is grappling with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in Latin America and the second worst globally. Despite having one of the largest publicly-funded government-run delivery systems globally (Sistema Único de Saúde, SUS), latent challenges in SUS are stretching the system’s COVID-19 response. The panel overviewed some of these underlying challenges, and offered suggestions on how further public and private sector collaboration could help to alleviate the immediate pressures from COVID-19, as well as support a stronger integrated healthcare system moving forward. To get Brazil started on this agenda, panelists highlighted some of the major roadblocks in the path toward stronger public-private partnership, including issues around reimbursement, cross-sector provider coordination, and data generation and use.
A recording of the webinar can be found here.