WHO underlines role of health in sustainable development at 68th World Health Assembly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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.

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Regulators and industry to meet on incentivising African insurers to serve the unserved at 4th Consultative Forum

Monday, May 18, 2015

The 4th Consultative Forum, organised by the Microinsurance Network, together with the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), will take place from the 27th to the 28th May 2015  in Tunis, Tunisia. The Forum is being organised in partnership with the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) and the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility.

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Launch of publication by Social Protection Working Group

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Microinsurance Network's Social Protection Working Group has launched a publication examining the role of microinsurance as a tool for protecting the vulnerable in the context of social protection in Vietnam. "The Role of Microinsurance in Social Protection: A Country Study of Vietnam" proposes that microinsurance should not replace, but rather be incorporated into Vietnam's social protection strategy to extend coverage to those currently with limited or no access.

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Microinsurance - effective protection against poverty?

Monday, March 9, 2015

Small-scale farmers in Burkina Faso who had taken out an Allianz microinsurance policy against poor weather were left in a worse state than their uninsured colleagues following a drought in 2012.

What conclusions has Allianz drawn from these findings? The two Allianz project managers for Burkina Faso and Indonesia explain their (different) perspective here.

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