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Health insurance in low and middle income countries: learning from experience

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT

Increasingly, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are considering establishing or expanding health insurance (HI) to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). However, the evidence on the impact of HI in LMICs over the last 20 years is mixed. The session will explore the motivations of a country to pursue health insurance, and what we have learned from the implementation of HI in LMICs. The session will focus on some of the challenges of launching and operating a new or existing national health insurance scheme – from the high-level policy design choices that policy makers must make to the day-to-day functions of running a health insurance agency.


Dr Michael M. Amara, Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Team Lead, Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone

Reem Hafez, Senior Health Economist, World Bank

Prof Winnie Yip, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr Hasbullah Thabrany, Chief of Party, Thinkwell Indonesia, Chairman of Indonesia Health Economics Association


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June 21
9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT


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