The Health Working Group brings together practitioners, insurers and academics involved in the design and implementation of pooling products that increase low-income familiesí financial access to health care.
The Health Working Group makes available a new resource that provides a global view of health insurance programmes. With over 100 health insurance programmes designed for low-income populations in developing countries, this platform provides a commanding lead in developing a comprehensive database of this emerging industry.
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Complete the inventory of micro health insurance plans, and related lessons learned. The purpose of the inventories is to catalogue and display in two mirror searchable databases a large number of micro health insurance schemes in the developing world.
Expand the space for internal exchanges about specific micro health insurance programmes that working group members are actively involved in.
Thierry van Bastelaer from Abt Associates took over the facilitation of the group in March 2011 and reconfigured the group to focus on insurance products. Four meetings were held throughout the year to identify the objectives, share lessons on specific technical issues, and review the group’s outputs.
The working group received seed funding from the Network for an initiative to build an inventory of health microinsurance plans and lessons learned, which will be completed in 2012.