Dissemination event – Exploring approaches for complementary private sector engagement in the health sector in Northern Syria
This video captures a stakeholder dissemination event held in Gaziantep, Turkey in October 2022 for the study Exploring approaches for complementary private sector engagement in the health sector in Northern Syria.
Background to the video
Northern Syria remains an extremely fragile setting with continuous challenges in the provision of humanitarian assistance including healthcare. An increase in unmet needs among communities is observed along with a decrease in funding and international support. This project answered a call from UOSSM (Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations) France [opens new tab], a French/Syrian organization operating in Northern Syria, to explore more sustainable and long-term approaches to health service provision by engaging (or not) the private sector in the provision of health services. Researchers from Queen Margaret University, in collaboration with ReBUILD for Resilience and MIDMAR [opens new tab], explored the opportunities and barriers to an efficient provision of equitable quality services by engaging with the private sector. In addition to knowledge generation, this research will inform health actors in the Syrian conflict zone about best practices to serve communities during this crisis and beyond.