Scaling up community-based health insurance in Mali
(Health Systems 20/20) - Health Systems 20/20 is pleased to release the 12th brief in the Better Health Systems – Strategies that Work series. It discusses the development of Mali’s new national community-based health insurance (CBHI) policy. Read the full brief.
For more than 20 years, community-based health insurance (CBHI) has been a component of the health financing system in Mali. Known as mutual health organizations, or mutuelles in French, CBHI schemes are not-for-profit mechanisms of health financing grounded in principles of solidarity and risk sharing. The first phase of the roll-out of the standardized national CBHI approach will include three of the eight regions in Mali (Sikasso, Ségou and Mopti). The targeted number of beneficiaries in this first phase is approximately 1.2 million people, or about 40% of the target population in the three regions.