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Financing Healthier Lives: Empowering Women through Integration of Microfinance and Health Education Image

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Financing Healthier Lives: Empowering Women through Integration of Microfinance and Health Education

Financing Healthier Lives: Empowering Women through Integration of Microfinance and Health Education

Summary

This document focuses on the strategy of integrating microfinance services with health education. It highlights joint global efforts of the Microcredit Summit Campaign (MCS) and United Nation's Population Fund (UNFPA) to empower women using this strategy.The study makes recommendations to development agencies, governments and donors in order to enhance their contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. These include:

Direct significant financial resources to MFIs that focus on health education;
Support sustainable microfinance for the very poor as a primary strategy;
Identify, collaborate with and support institutions that offer experience and competencies for the combination of health education with microfinance.



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