A Census of Private Health Facilities and Providers in Malawi

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Background:  The private sector plays an increasingly significant role in health service delivery in Malawi, yet the geographic scope and size of the private health sector was relatively unknown.

Objectives:  Determine the total number of private health facilities, the services and products they offer, and their geographic distribution.  Identify the key characteristics of private health providers, the main barriers to expanding private health businesses, and top clinical and supportive trainings desired by providers.