Financial and health diaries in Nigeria and Kenya

Time span of the project    2012 – 2017
Contact person
Dr W. Janssens
Project partners
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Africa Study Center Leiden (ASC)
Project sponsorsPharmAccess International, NWO, Joep Lange Institute
Project websiteFinancial Health Diaries

How do low-income rural families manage to get by? What can their financial lives and health-seeking patterns tell us about their potential demand for health financing products such as health insurance, or credit and savings tools? 

Over the course of a full year, the Financial and Health Diaries study has tracked in great detail the cash in- and outflows, health status, and health-seeking behavior of 240 households in Nigeria and Kenya. On a weekly basis, we documented how low-income families manage their money, decide on consumption and deal with health issues.