On October 29, ACCESS Health and MetLife Foundation launched the Fintech for Health Innovation Platform aimed at promoting cross sectoral innovation that helps people pay for and access the care they need, when they need it. Focused on six markets across Asia, the platform will conduct research on best practices blending finance and healthcare innovations; facilitate connections between organizations that promote innovation in healthcare access and affordability; and test and scale projects that help people pay for and afford the care they need, using digital financial services and a financial inclusion approach.

This is a transcript of the launch of the platform, which included opening remarks from MetLife Regional Director Krishna Thacker and ACCESS Health Chair and President William A. Haseltine. Adrienne Mendenhall, Director of Business Development at ACCESS Health in Singapore, then introduced the Fintech for Health Innovation Platform to an audience of innovative thinkers in the health, technology, and financial industries.