Sustaining Health Outcomes through Private Sector + ( SHOPS Plus )

Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in family planning, HIV, child health, and other health areas. SHOPS Plus supports the achievement of US government priorities, including ending preventable child and maternal deaths, an AIDS-free generation, and FP2020. The project improves the equity and quality of the total health system.

Activity Description

SHOPS Plus aims to increase use of priority health services by:

  • Improving the enabling environment for the private health sector.
  • Strengthening provision of private sector information, products, and services, resulting in expanded access for underserved populations.
  • Using evidence to guide decisions.
  •  Increasing effective public-private engagement.
  •  Sharing innovative, emerging, and tested private sector models.
  • Applying a total market approach.
Actual Outcomes

Thus far, SHOPS Plus has achieved the following: 

  • 48,249 women provided with a three-month supply of iron folate;
  • 1,038,180 couple years of protection;
  • 664,342 cases of childhood diarrhea treated.