MoU signed between InM and ICDDR,B on Micro Health Insurance
Institute of Microfinance (InM) and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual collaboration in research regarding piloting micro health insurance on March 27, 2011 at ICDDR,B office, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
Dr. Md. Mosleh Uddin Sadeque, Interim Executive Director, InM, signed the MoU on behalf of InM, and Dr. Alejandro Cravioto, Executive Director, ICDDR,B, signed the MoU on behalf of ICDDR,B. Dr. Abbas Uddin Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B, and Professor Syed M. Ahsan, Visiting Fellow, InM, witnessed it on behalf of ICDDR,B and InM respectively.
The MoU provides a framework to facilitate and guide collaborative research and piloting microinsurance activities between InM and ICDDR,B. Under this MoU, the following primary public health issues will be focused: widening access to quality health care, make treatment available at affordable costs to the insured, and improved health status. New areas of research are going to be identified and presented as per proposals before collaborative projects are initiated.
Dr. Md. Mosleh Uddin Sadeque expressed that the MoU would provide ample opportunities for future development in the field of micro health insurance. He also welcomed any such partnership between InM and other academic institutions and wished a lasting and successful endeavor.
Dr. Alejandro Cravioto also expressed his views regarding the collaboration that both parties would be benefited from this new partnership. He thanked Dr. Sadeque for moving ahead with all the support to formally sign the MoU. He said collaboration between ICDDR,B and InM would help microinsurance activities for functioning effectively throughout the country.