Weekly News Roundup
News, Events and Observations about Health Markets in the Developing World
CHMI Network News
This week, Forbes published a list of the 10 Startups Changing the World And What We Can Learn From Them. On the list is CHMI partner GlobalGiving, which was recognized for “transforming the way people invest in the developing world.” Congratulations to GlobalGiving and their dedicated team!
The 2012 edition of the World Health Statistics is now available online. Check it out here.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) recently published a paper that looks at the impact of education on the willingness to pay for knowledge of health insurance. This paper assesses the impact of educational intervention on knowledge, attitude and willingness-to-pay for health insurance using occupational solidarity. It also explores the views of relevant actors on occupational solidarity-based health insurance. Based on multiple regression analysis and experimental design, the combined results of the experiments indicate that the educational intervention has improved the knowledge and willingness to pay for health insurance among informal sector workers in Bangladesh.
Monitor Group released a report titled From Blueprint to Scale: The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing that looks at the potential of impact investing and assesses how impact investors should engage with social ventures and market-based solutions to poverty. Read the report here.