Micro/community health insurance

Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care.  This Database at a Glance analyses trends in microinsurance.

Many countries are pursuing government-sponsored health insurance as a primary path toward UHC. In these same countries, there are private health microinsurance (HMI) schemes sponsored by community-based organizations, commercial insurance companies or others that share many of the same goals as government-sponsored health insurance schemes.

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Fundación Futuro (the Foundation) works with local community organizations in Ecuador to create sustainable health programs systems in underserved rural and urban villages. Since 2000, the organization has created five community health programs in different regions of Ecuador. Each program includes a community health insurance plan, an affiliated health center with primary and specialty care, and health promotion programs.

Pro Mujer in Bolivia is a women’s development organization that provides its clients with access to microfinance, business and empowerment training, preventive health education and high-­quality, low-­cost primary health care. This combination of health, human development, and financial services, differentiates Pro Mujer from other health organization and microfinance institutions (MFIs).