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Micro Health Insurance Scheme of BRAC: A case study

Type of Toolreport
Region(s) / Country(ies)Asia/Pacific
Informal Economy AspectsSocial protection, Vulnerable groups
Web links
 - Gender Promotion (GENPROM)
 - Strategies and tools against social exclusion and poverty (STEP)
ILO Sector(s)Cross Sectoral
ILO Unit(s)GENPROM - Gender Promotion , STEP - Strategies and Tools Against Social Exclusion and Poverty
CommentsThe ILO initiative Women's Empowerment through Decent Employment (WEDE) is a sub-project of Women's Empowerment through Employment and Health (WEEH).
Keyword(s)social protection, vulnerable groups, micro-insurance, health insurance

This report is based on a field study and attempts to describe the main features of an ILO-WEEH supported community-based Health Micro Insurance scheme piloted by BRAC. The aim being to provide basic social protection, in the area of health services, for rural poor women working in the informal economy and their families. The report reflects the operation of a voluntary prepaid mechanism to access a package of outpatient and in-patient health care services.

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Last update: 08 October 2004