Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Health and Market Development (HAMED) Webinar Series: Health Microinsurance
The integration of health with market development provides practitioners with a substantial range of products and services that can serve the comprehensive needs of poor households. HAMED will be hosting a series of webinars that will serve as an introduction to the various strategies that market development and health practitioners are using to simultaneously meet the health and financial needs of poor households. These will be short “coffee break” webinars, lasting approximately 30 minutes in length. Each webinar will provide a brief overview of the landscape for each topic, followed by reflections from additional practitioners working in this area. At the conclusion of the brief practitioner panel discussions, audience participants will have the opportunity to pose specific questions. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the SEEP HAMED website for future access.
Thursday, October 10th at 11 ET
Speakers: Jeanna Holtz from the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Barbara Magnoni from EA Consultants, and Jana Smith from ProMujer
Topic: Health emergencies are among the most commonly cited risks that people are most concerned about. Households want to be able to afford decent health care without being impoverished in the process. This webinar will cover the experiences-to-date of providing health microinsurance and other health financing mechanisms to help households cover preventive and curative healthcare. It will cover not only experiences of increasing access to products that help manage risks associated with seeking healthcare, but also the experiences of improving the quality of the products to ensure they cover the risks that concern people the most.