Maria Health

Online insurance making healthcare accessible for small businesses by pooling smaller groups into larger groups

Project start date : 01/03/2016

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : Philippines (the)

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Vaccination
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Mental health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency services

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Financial access to care, microinsurance

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Other

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation


About the sponsor

Maria Health, Inc.

Maria Health’s vision is to make healthcare more accessible/affordable for anyone who wants it, starting with the Philippines. Our initial target market are the +99% of companies who are small businesses where today brokers/health plan providers don’t sell to them because its unprofitable. To solve this problem, Maria has partnered up with the top health plan providers to bring healthcare online. For consumers we’re the first online health exchange and we earn revenues when we sell/renew a health plan to companies.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : Philippines (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


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