A mutual insurance company, easy access to health care in Toucountouna

A mutual insurance company, easy access to health care in Toucountouna
A mutual insurance company has been set up to facilitate access to health care by sharing the risks of illness. It fights against the poor reception of mutualist patients. There is a saying that goes: "A patient who is well received is already half cured".
Video Duration: 
02:32
Creator: 
Baté Gnintidema
Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Level: 
Youth
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I am Baté GNINTIDEMA, communal coordinator of the Toucountouna health mutual

The commune of Toucountouna, located in the northwest of Benin, is one of the poorest communes in the country.

The inhabitants have difficulty in accessing health care. Many of us are able to pay a prescription of 5000 CFA (7,5 euro/year).

Unfortunately many are forced to hand over the little they have and receive less medicines.

To alleviate this problem, the government's policies never cease to propose solutions, like with the creation of project ARCH Assurance aux Renforcement du Capital Humain.

The Toucountouna mutual health insurance is part of this: A system set up to facilitate access to health care by sharing the risks of illness.
An insurance organisation that subsidises your health costs by up to 60%. It fights against the bad reception of mutual patients.
There is an expression that says, "A patient who is well received is already half cured".

But unfortunately, despite our awareness campaigns in collaboration with the Sekou Na Tout group from Belgium, many of us in Toucountouna still do not understand the advantages of joining a mutual insurance company, since only 6% of our population are mutualists. In addition, the mutual benefits very little from the communal policy.

 As health is a crucial sector for development, we appeal to the authorities at all levels.

COMMUNAL COUNCIL needs to get involved in saving the population of Toucountouna

We invite the population of Toucountouna to become aware by joining the Toucountouna mutual health insurance fund.   

 

Translation done by Pietro Betlem, student in translation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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