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Health Microinsurance: An Inclusive Approach

Health Microinsurance: An Inclusive Approach

Low-income households the world over cite health emergencies as one of the biggest risks to their financial security. Low-income women in particular, are the worst affected. They have more difficulty accessing healthcare than men and face additional health risks due to pregnancy and childbirth. Invariably across all countries, Women’s World Banking has observed that women don’t prioritize their own health, putting the well-being of their children and their work first. When they feel unwell, they tend to ignore the symptoms, rely on home remedies or use over-the-counter drugs to control the symptoms. They only seek healthcare with the pain is unbearable and at that point, surgery may be the only option. The one time they actively seek healthcare is for pregnancy and childbirth—a behavior common in women globally that has significant implications for designing meaningful health insurance for this market.

File Name: Health-Microinsurance-Inclusive-Approach-WWB-2016-Web.compressed.pdf
Published: 12-01-2016
Document Type: Research reports/papers
Author: Women's World Banking
Country: Global
Language: English
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