Maternity protection

Community-based micro-insurance schemes offering maternity health case: Philippine experience

The report explores new ways and practices through which maternity protection through community-based micro-insurance schemes can be expanded to cover women in the informal economy.

The paper intends to: (a) present a brief situation report on poor informal economy women workers' access to maternity protection in the country; (b) identify and review some of the existing community-based micro-insurance scheme in the country that provide maternity support to its members; and (c) provide a short analysis of the findings and provide recommendations for incorporating maternity protection services in micro-insurance schemes for informal economy workers.