Resource Type: Case Studies
Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG)
This case study is one of 14 case studies profiled in the Mobile Money for Health Case Study Compendium.
Marie Stopes International is a non-profit organization that is one of the leading providers of reproductive health services in the world. In 2010, Marie Stopes Madagascar (MSM) launched a voucher program to subsidize care for family planning services, with a particular focus on reaching poor women in remote and hard-to-reach areas. The program aims to help Madagascar reach its national target to increase access to reproductive health services and use of contraceptives among women –particularly among the poor –by reducing financial access barriers to care. MSM offers reproductive health vouchers to prospective clients through community-based delivery channels for about $10USD. MSM integrated a mobile money system in an effort to improve the efficiency of voucher management to reduce barriers to accessing family planning (FP) and further increase availability of voluntary FP across Madagascar, as well as reducing inefficiencies and risks associated with reimbursing providers with cash payments in both urban and hard-to-reach rural areas of Madagascar.Download