To Our Readers

The purpose of this site is to supplement existing resources with objective, current, and comprehensive coverage of topics relating to private sector health services in developing countries.

We hope this site will serve as a springboard for sharing of information and references. We have prioritized breadth of coverage over depth of topic coverage, and recommend using this site in conjunction with other resources.

Our intention is to simplify a complicated subject and to promote sharing of ideas and knowledge. We fully support opinions, and strive to avoid ideologies in the pursuit of this goal.


We welcome feedback and discussion, including opposing perspectives. If we are convinced by something sent to us, we will change our text. If we are not convinced we will, with the authors agreement, include the strongest opposing arguments on our site as well as our own, so readers can form their own opinions.


Dominic Montagu is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF, and Lead of the Health Systems Initiative at the UCSF Global Health Group.

Support for content research and presentation comes from Raaki Mohan and Adam Visconti, both doctors with an interest in public health, private healthcare, and the interpretation of medical information.

Sponsoring Institution

The Global Health Group at UCSF has provided technical support to the development and maintenance of this site.


Start-up funding for this site was provided by the Nepheli and Rockefeller Foundations. Current operations are fully funded through individual donations and volunteer labor.