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Patricio - Nice perspective. Agree with Venkat's comments. Also would like to suggest that private providers (of all types) who probably in many low and middle income countries disproportionately bear today the responsibility of providing significant amount of care for key NCDs - hypertension etc needs to included in testing/designing of innovative delivery and financing models. Today in many of these countries private providers (especially those paid out of pocket) mainly provide reactive urgent care with many lost opportunities for health education or preventive interventions - which is required for the long-term individual behavior change that is required for NCD risk reduction (no smoking, eating right). This would probably require curriculum reform/training for providers such as community health workers, nurses, doctors in addition to exploring innovative approaches to changing behavior.