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Title: Exploratory study of the impacts of mutual health organizations on social dynamics in Benin
Authors: Ridde, Valery
Haddad, Slim
Yacoubou, Moussa
Yacoubou, Ismaelou
Keywords: EMPOWERMENT
BENIN
MUTUAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL DYNAMICS
TRUST
AID
WORST-OFF
Date: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This exploratory study in Benin examines social dynamics related to mutual aid such as relationships of trust and empowerment. The primary reason for joining a Mutual Health Organization is to improve financial accessibility to health services. Non-members see that members have a strong sense of trust and empowerment in this regard. The MHOs’ low penetration rate can’t be explained therefore by a lack of trust. Villagers have problems in being able to pay regular MHO premiums. People’s confidence could be strengthened if MHOs were able to negotiate with the State to manage the funds provided by the government, which could in turn energize the MHOs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43905
Project Number: 105309
Project Title: Abolition of Direct Payment for Health Services in West Africa
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