Assessment of Drivers and Barriers of Public Private Partnership in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in Ethiopia: a Qualitative Study

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Addis Ababa University


Public private partnership is described as a voluntary and collaborative connection between diverse parties, including state and non-state, in which all participants choose to collaborate to achieve a shared goal or objective, and share risks, duties, resources, and rewards. This study were undertaken to assess the public private partnership in Ethiopian pharmaceuticals sector. A Phenomenological study design approach was applied. Key informant interview data collection method was used. An inductive approach was followed to allow clustering of ideas and patterns to emerge. The codes were collapsed into categories of central themes. Most of the respondents N (12) 66.7 % reported that the public private partnership is not that much strong, and believed that there is no trust among these institutions. And the level of partnership is dependent on the type of institutions. The level of Public private partnership in pharmaceutical sector in Ethiopia is very low. There should be sectoral level institutions which helps and improve the communication between public and private sectors especially in the pharmaceutical sectors in Ethiopia. Moreover, institutions should provide capacity building trainings in communication skill and professionalism



Public private partnership, pharmaceutical industry