Health Access for Informal Workers: Workers' Health Profiles

What is it like to be an informal worker in need of health services?
What barriers do informal workers face in accessing these services? What
would help to bring down these barriers? These workers' stories from India, Thailand and South Africa shed light:
Health Access for Informal Workers in Durban, South Africa: Xolisile's Story
Durban, South Africa : Xolisile’s Story - A workplace accident nearly took this vendor's life in 2010.
Health Access for Informal Workers in Bangkok, Thailand: Koon’s Story
Bangkok, Thailand: Koon’s Story - After migrating to a new province, she had trouble accessing health coverage to help pay for costly, necessary cancer treatment.

Health Access for Informal Workers in Rajiv Nagar, India: Ushaben’s Story
Rajiv Nagar, India: Ushaben’s Story - Ongoing health problems interrupt her ability to earn income, and long hours running her shop and tending her family make it difficult to tend properly to her disease.

Health Access for Informal Workers in Bangkok, Thailand: Kanchana's Story
Bangkok, Thailand: Kanchana’s Story - As a domestic worker, she receives no health coverage from her employer - and the nature of her work makes it hard to access Universal Coverage.
Health Access for Informal Workers in Ahmedabad, India: Subhadraben’s Story
Ahmedabad, India: Subhadraben’s Story - The Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) helped this beedi roller get free access to healthcare for a heart problem.