Citizens who live in low and middle income countries might pay more than half of all their healthcare expenses themselves. Such financial burdens can force struggling families deeper into poverty. The following case study describes how the Center for Health Market Innovations documents and disseminates information about innovative programs designed to increase access, improve quality, and reduce the cost of healthcare in many countries.
The Center for Health Market Innovations provides citizens in participating countries comprehensive, up to date information about innovative programs and policies and identifies promising practices that might be expanded or adapted in other countries. ACCESS Health is the primary partner for three of the thirty one countries included in the Center’s studies: India, Bangladesh, and Brazil.
Thanks to partial funding from the UK Department for International Development, the Center for Health Market Innovations works to connect people who implement, fund, and study these essential healthcare programs.