Resource Type: Journal Publication
Authors: Lauren Peterson, Alison Comfort, Laurel Hatt, Thierry van Bastelaer
Published: October 2016
Resource Description: As a growing number of low‐ and middle-income countries commit to achieving universal health coverage, one key challenge is how to extend coverage to informal sector workers. Micro health insurance (MHI) provides a potential model to finance health services for this population. This study presents lessons from a pilot study of a mandatory MHI plan offered by a private insurance company and distributed through a microfinance bank to urban, informal sector workers in Lagos, Nigeria.