Health

Preventative healthcare and access to healthcare services

Objective

Facilitate access to care for families through a health insurance scheme, a network of selected health providers and social health services.


Mumbai. Dr Supekar, a member of a network of health providers
Mumbai. Dr Supekar, a member of a network of health providers

Activities

> Mutual health funds: health insurance scheme (mandatory for productive loans), patient counselling and follow-up

> Patient referral and access to partner structures

> Prevention, awareness and health education workshops for common diseases (Information, Education, Communication)

> Health insurance


ZOOM

Mutual health insurance: managing health expenses. Vulnerable families face three difficulties in obtaining care: financial problems, psychosocial issues (inadequate information on treatment options, fear of doctors or diseases, etc.) and lack of prevention of common diseases. Mutual health fund services offered by our partners help avoid “catastrophic” expenses plunging families once more into deep poverty, rationalise the treatment process (avoiding useless and expensive options) and limit the occurrence of preventable diseases. 



Vidéo

Video (in French) about the AFAFI health mutual fund (Antananarivo, 2014).