Case Brief: SAJIDA Foundation

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SAJIDA (Bangladesh) designed its insurance product to cover the most important risks faced by its clients. SAJIDA ensures that clients understand and benefit from it through tangible benefits and thorough client education. SAJIDA’s community health workers (Bondhus), located in each branch, perform basic health check-ups, give health advice, identify pregnant mothers and children at risk, and help clients use the health insurance. Therefore, even clients who never make a claim can benefit from the product.

Can Microinsurance Help Prevent Child Labor? An Impact Evaluation from Pakistan

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Poor households in developing countries, such as Pakistan, are especially vulnerable to economic shocks. They often have limited access to savings, credit and tangible assets. As a consequence, households might have to sell productive assets important for long-term income generation, and/or reduce consumption. This paper, published by the Institute of the Study of Labor (IZA), provides evidence on the effects of insurance on child labour.

Access to Health Insurance' conference report

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On June 5th, 2012, Princess Máxima of The Netherlands attended the international Access to Health Insurance congress 2012. This gathering, organized by the Prince Claus Curatorium, ISS, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNSGSA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative and the PharmAccess Foundation, attracted health practitioners, policy makers, financial experts, academics and consumer representatives from around the world.

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