Advancing the Dialogue On Mobile Finance and Mobile Health

Author: Gence, Menekse, Jody Ranc. Publication Type: Report/White paper Publication Date: Mar 2012 Publisher/Journal: mHealth Alliance Publication language: English Abstract: In the coming years the global health community will turn more attention to the issue of universal health coverage, and new micro-savings and micro-insurance products arelikely to enter developing country markets, often facilitated through the use of mobilemoney. The case studies of emerging business models presented in this paper could actas a launching point for a community of practice and global discussion on new businessmodels in mHealth / Mobile Finance Services (MFS) and the contribution they can make to enhance access to healthsystems and extend the reach of insurance to the poor.The objectives of this second report are to:1. Identify the newest MFS and mHealth intersection use cases that have been, orwill be, implemented in the near term that could provide significant value to healthsystem strengthening including those associated with the Millennium DevelopmentGoals (MDGs) of reducing child mortality rates and improving maternal health;2.

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Advancing the Dialogue On Mobile Finance and Mobile Health