The Role of Multipurpose Cooperative in Alleviating Restrictive Poverty-driven Healthcare Cost.
||11 June 2019
||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
||Toowoomba - T357, or via Zoom
||For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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The Philippine public health sector had identified restrictive poverty-driven healthcare cost as one of its challenges. It brings people to delay or forgo needed medical care which eventually can lead to disease progression and more health-related catastrophic events. The health sector, however, is insufficient to on its own to address such a challenge. This study aims to investigate the roles of multipurpose cooperatives in contributing to alleviating the burden of healthcare utilization cost and promoting healthcare seeking behaviors. A mix of paper-based, online and key-informant method will be employed to survey primary and secondary data from multipurpose cooperatives in selected region in the Philippines. To support the conceptual paradigm of this study, the socio-behavioral model of Andersen, the principle of cooperativism coupled with the economics of microcredit, and the theoretical framework that modeled the impact of microcredit and health integration program (Raducha and Jadhav, 2018) will be utilized.