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6th July 2016

MicroEnsure featuring at “Cracking the Nut Health”: The Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems conference

At MicroEnsure, we are excited to showcase our Fearless product at the upcoming Cracking the Nut Health: The Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems conference. This important learning event will take place in Washington, D.C. on July 18-19, 2016. The conference will highlight changes being made to transform how we design global health interventions […]


1st July 2016

Richard Leftley speaking at InsTech London Meet Up – 14 July 2016

Our CEO, Richard Leftley will be speaking the ‘InsTech London MeetUp’ on 14 July 2016 where he will be regaling attendees with “his enthralling story that includes his elevator pitch to Bill Gates, how best to use mobile for insurance, what worked and what didn’t and lessons learned along the way”. The event is focused around: 1. Two great […]

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1st July 2016

“Protection Plus” launches in Bangladesh

“Protection Plus” is a specialist insurance product designed for bank customers and is a culmination of a partnership between IT Consultants Limited (ITCL), Pragati Life Insurance and MicroEnsure; offering a first of its kind product to bank customers.   “Protection Plus” offers the following services: Transaction-linked life insurance product for debit card holders only Currently, the Bangladesh […]


27th June 2016

The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015 – new report released

This study gives great insight into the latest activities and current state of microinsurance in Africa, as identified by the latest regional landscape study, as part of the Microinsurance Network’s World Map of Microinsurance Programme. The 2014 data presented in this publication were collected from over 200 microinsurance providers representing all 36 of 54 African countries […]

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22nd June 2016

We’re one of 100 solutions building a better world!

Sustainia publishes 100 innovative solutions to world’s biggest problems More than 1,200 solutions identified Individual solutions typically address a number of Sustainable Development Goals Rise of cities as health facilitators – one of four key trends At least 60 percent of solutions come from SMEs This is the year of ‘systemic opportunity’ – according to […]

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21st June 2016

The Microinsurance Network’s “State of Microinsurance” magazine has been released

This second edition of the Microinsurance Network’s annual magazine presents the insights and views of 22 experts in the field with regards to innovative developments in product design, distribution and regulation. Topics discussed include behavioural economics in microinsurance, the contribution of insurance to capital market development, and the possibility of benchmarking microinsurance based on key performance […]


20th June 2016

MicroEnsure is proud to be included as one of 10 scaled health initiatives by USAID in this special edition report

The mHealth Compendium series has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health. The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale features in-depth profiles of ten programs that have grown in scale over time and the case studies include details of the process, challenges, […]


15th June 2016

Telenor’s Free Life Insurance scheme “Suraksha” recognised at EFMA and Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2016

The innovative approach of Telenor India to integrate mobile technology with a life insurance product to secure lives of the mass market consumer has been recognized at a global platform. Telenor Suraksha, an industry first initiative to offer free life insurance to all customers, bagged the award in ‘Best Disruptive Product or Service’ category at […]


14th June 2016

Telenor Launches Tonic Health Service with MicroEnsure in Bangladesh

Telenor today unveiled its first move to significantly improve healthcare in emerging markets, with the introduction of its digital health service, TONIC, in Bangladesh. By addressing local health challenges through Technology, Telenor takes another step into the digital space. Launched through Telenor’s mobile operator Grameenphone, Tonic is one of Asia’s first comprehensive mobile-based health and […]

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4th April 2016

Reaching the 80%: Interview with MicroEnsure CEO, Richard Leftley

AXA recently bought 46% of microinsurance intermediary MicroEnsure. Richard Leftley is MicroEnsure’s Chief Executive and he explains how a radical simplification of insurance products and new, innovative distribution channels are helping insurers reach those most in need of financial protection. The poorest 80% of the world’s population represent a huge growth opportunity for insurance companies, […]