A look back at the General Assemblies of the mutual health organisations in Africa
The mutual health access programmes developed by the movement since the early 2000s are making progress! The 2010-2020 evaluation report produced takes stock of these programmes in Africa and in Asia and outlines clear and detailed work plans for each.
One of the recent priorities for the mutual health organisations in Benin and Burkina Faso was to organise General Assemblies, following several years of not being able to do so due to difficult circumstances. This has now been achieved. The mutual members met at the General Assemblies on 16 November in Cotonou, Benin and on 18 November in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Two key items were on the agenda:
- governance, with the elections of representatives for both mutual organisations. Their teams are responsible for monitoring and coordinating actions and promoting clear work strategies;
- membership fees/coverage, with two changes made: an increase in membership fees to enable broader access to health care and a better distribution of membership fees by income bracket (from 3 to 5 brackets).
The elected mutual members in both Benin and Burkina Faso have already set to work to draw up a roadmap for 2023 to present to the movement.