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Research Article

Towards Universal Health Coverage: An Evaluation of Rwanda Mutuelles in Its First Eight Years

  • Chunling Lu mail,

    Chunling_Lu@hms.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Brian Chin,

    Affiliation: South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Jiwon Lee Lewandowski,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Paulin Basinga,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, National University of Rwanda School of Public Health, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Lisa R. Hirschhorn,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kenneth Hill,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Megan Murray,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Agnes Binagwaho

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Published: June 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039282

About the Authors

Chunling Lu, Jiwon Lee Lewandowski, Lisa R. Hirschhorn
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Brian Chin
South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank, Metro Manila, Philippines
Paulin Basinga
Department of Community Health, National University of Rwanda School of Public Health, Kigali, Rwanda
Kenneth Hill
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Megan Murray
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Agnes Binagwaho
Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

Corresponding Author

Email: Chunling_Lu@hms.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Participating discussion at the beginning of the work: BC PB LH. Conceived and designed the experiments: CL KH MM AB. Analyzed the data: CL BC JLL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL BC AB. Wrote the paper: CL BC PB LH KH MM AB.