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Health financing in urban areas in Bangladesh
Health Financing: A sustainable social protection measure for vulnerable people living in poverty in urban areas in Bangladesh.
The Irish Global Health Network Conference was held on 26th and 27th October 2022.
Concern in Bangladesh presented the project 'Health Financing: A sustainable Social Protection Measure for Vulnerable Urban Poor in Bangladesh' at the 'Models of Care and Equitable Health Care Delivery' session.
In recent years, several government mega projects such as the Metro Rail, Padma Bridge, Dhaka Elevated Expressway, Karnaphuli Underwater Tunnel etc are steering the rapid urbanisation in major cities in Bangladesh. On the other hand, climate change is forcing many people to migrate towards urban areas all over the country. However, despite this movement of people to urban areas, healthcare services are becoming rarer for people living in extreme poverty in urban areas.
Concern implemented health voucher scheme (HVS) and micro-health insurance (MHI) programmes aiming to address this issue. This presentation describes these programmes and asks how can we achieve social protection through health financing?
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