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World Health Day 2016: Increasing health insurance coverage through microfinance institutions

Without access to health insurance, the poor are forced to spend a large portion of their income on out-of-pocket health expenses.

  • Sep 13, 2016

Without access to health insurance, the poor are forced to spend a large portion of their income on out-of-pocket health expenses. A way to ensure that global health risks such as undernutrition and infectious diseases are curbed, the world’s most vulnerable population need to have access to and actually use health insurance. Sara Gustafson and Berber Kramer have written a blog for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on World Health Day on how health insurance coverage can be increased through microfinance institutions. Click here to read more