HIV/AIDS and Microinsurance in the Microfinance Sector in Africa Event Brief

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Carolijn Gommans, Célestin Gatera
  • Organizations/Projects: Africa Microfinance Network
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

Network AFMIN and co-financing agency HIVOS organized a workshop “HIV/AIDS and Microinsurance in Africa” in April 2005. During three days, microfinance and microinsurance experts shared experiences on strategies developed to reduce the effects of HIV/AIDS on their clients. Recently a report has become available covering the discussions and outcomes of this workshop. Various models were analyzed and several lessons were drawn. The attached document is a brief summary of the event and its key findings.