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Hans Jürgen Rösner, Gerald Leppert, Philipp Degens, Lisa-Marie Ouedraogo (Eds.)
Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa
Reihe: Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing
Bd. 1, 2011, 488 S., 49.90 EUR, 49.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90171-2
Universal social protection in health is a main challenge for most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa focuses on the relatively new and promising approach of micro health insurance as a tool between market, self-help, and state, aiming to reduce poverty, to combat social exclusion and to improve access to health care for low-income households. This volume introduces the general context, common types and current state of micro health insurance and provides deeper insights into the implementation of micro health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Rösner is the Director of the Department for Cooperative Studies and Social Policy of the University of Cologne in Germany and holds a professorship for Social Policy.