The global health sector is beginning to experiment and see some success with the use of digital financial services. With the cost savings from more efficient payment mechanisms, for example, health providers can sustainably reach more people with their services. Savings, credit and remittance products delivered over digital channels are helping low-income customers to afford potentially life-saving treatments. And digital microinsurance products provide a safety net for low-income customers, helping prevent people from slipping deeper into poverty due to a health emergency.
This blog series presents the ways in which digital financial services can be used to advance global health goals and explores emerging use cases.