During the opening ceremony of the 68th World Health Assembly, both Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel and World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan emphasized the importance of health in sustainable development and the need for strong resilient health systems. Because resilience is inherently linked to minimising risks, microinsurance plays a major role in strengthening health programmes worldwide. The Microinsurance Network's development coordinator Jenny Nasr, has attempted to summarise this relationship with a review of the role of health microinsurance as a tool for development.
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