INTRODUCTION This research article reports on factors influencing initial voluntary uptake of community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and renewal decisions. METHODS Following PRISMA protocol, we conducted a comprehensive search of academic and gray literature, including academic databases in social… (More)
India contributes significantly to the global burden of maternal deaths. More than 20% of all maternal deaths occur in India. To tackle this and especially to promote institutional deliveries, the government of India has introduced a conditional cash assistance programme called the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). Under this programme, poor women who have had… (More)
This paper reports on two voluntary, contributory, contextualised, community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes, launched in Dhading and Banke (Nepal) in 2011. The implementation followed a four-stage process: initiating (baseline survey), involving (awareness generation and engaging community in benefit-package-design), launch (enrolment and training of… (More)
Authors' Note: We gratefully acknowledge unrestricted financial support from the American Chemistry Council, Dow, and DuPont. All findings and conclusions are strictly those of the authors.