Important changes have occurred in Asian countries,such as the Universal Health Care Movement and the threat of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD). These changes involve not only changes in the landscape of the health sector but also increased challenges in strengthening health systems. In many countries in Asia, the private sector is a key resource and player.
Around the world, there are an increasing number and variety of initiatives involving public-private sector collaboration in the health sector. The ability to engage and involve the private sector in addressing health sector priorities has become an increasingly critical concern. A multiplicity of health challenges, coupled with resource constraints, make it imperative for professionals in the public sector to learn how to successfully engage the private sector in order to achieve health sector goals.