- Dec 01, 2015
The Financial & Health Diaries
This project documents how 240 low-income families in rural Nigeria and Kenya manage money & health issues.
PharmAccess is a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in Africa. PharmAccess mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients through clinical standards and quality improvements, loans for healthcare providers, health insurance, mHealth innovations and operational research.
This integrated approach is made possible by the following organizations:
The Financial & Health Diaries project is unique in its kind:
– It’s the first study to combine Financial Diaries with detailed Health Diaries. It includes in-depth analysis of symptoms, effect on daily activities, health visits, health provider choice, services received, and finally out of pocket health expenditure, including travel costs to the facility.
– Half of the sampled households had health insurance, enabling analysis into decisions on health insurance enrolment
– Same data collection method in Nigeria and Kenya, allowing for cross-country comparison
– The Diaries unravel novel linkages between agriculture and health
– And… this is the first Diaries project in Nigeria
So far, the principal investigators on this project (Wendy Janssens and Berber Kramer) have presented their work at multiple venues, including:
– International Microinsurance Conference in Dar Es Salaam (2012)
– Workshop on the Portfolios of the Atlanta Poor (CEAR) at State University Georgia (2013)
– University of Munich seminar (2015)
– University of Passau seminar (2015)
– International Microinsurance Conference in Casablanca (2015)
– CSAE Conference at Oxford University (2015)
In June 2017, Berber Kramer published a blog on how Kenyan dairy farmers manage thier money.
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