Health care programme in the Philippines

The Novadeci health care programme: Philippines

The paper looks at a self-help scheme for the poor called the Novadeci Health Care Programme. The paper describes the objectives of the scheme how it operates and who are the actors involved in its management and organization.

In response to the need for health insurance services covering people not included in formal insurance schemes, a cooperative operating in Novaliches set up its own health insurance programme. The Novadeci Health Care Programme is a micro-insurance scheme operated by the Novaliches Development Cooperative (Novadeci).