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通过金融包容改善非洲女性健康

阿克拉—去年10月,世界卫生组织非洲地区办公室与联合国国际电信联盟(ITU)签署了一份协议。这一看似不可能的合作关系的目标是鼓励使用数字服务“拯救生命、改善人民健康”。但也许该协议最具创新性的部分在于它承诺将金融包容策略与现代医疗服务相结合。

金融包容是证实了的改善人民健康的有效方法,特别是发展中国家女性的健康。能够轻松获得银行账户或现金支付选项的女性,往往会为她们的企业和家庭投入更多。反过来,她们也生活得更健康、更满足。

但是,常常发生的情况是,类似10月份签署的协议这样的计划,总是关注其中之一——电子健康(e-health)或金融产品(如保险)。非洲人赚钱和存钱的能力决定了他能获得好医疗还是根本看不起病,因此这是一个被错过的帮助患者、构建恢复力更强的社会的机会。

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