ISSA Webinar: Long-term care - Global efforts and international attention from the health perspective, and way forward

16 September 2021 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Long-term care - Global efforts and international attention from the health perspective, and way forward

16 September 2021 | Virtual

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 10:00−11:30 (UTC/GMT+2 or CEST)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation available using the Zoom App only)

Population ageing is a major global trend that affects all countries, putting long-term care (LTC) on the top of the agenda of social security systems.

Despite the growing attention and activities carried out in the area by international organisations, social security and health institutions, it is noticed that putting LTC services into practice continues to be difficult due to the large number of issues at stake, limited regulatory frameworks or insufficient political will.

Meeting the LTC challenges requires social security institutions to develop tailored responses based on improved coordination while jurisdictions and service providers’ roles have to be clarified at the national level. But even more important are the need to strengthen prevention and health promotion, rehabilitation, ageing in place strategies and the innovative use of technologies.To support its members in addressing the urgent LTC challenges, the ISSA assembles expertise from different angles, leading to a potential groundwork for future ISSA Guidelines on LTC. In particular, the Report on Global efforts and international attention on long-term care from the health perspective highlights current visions taken by international health organisations related to LTC support for an ageing population.

This webinar will enable to share views on the topic of LTC from the health perspective aligned with the work plan of the ISSA Technical Commission on Medical Care and Sickness Insurance.

It will address the way forward as part of a series of webinars on this major area related to ageing societies.

Speakers

Ali Ghufron Mukti Ali Ghufron Mukti, Chair of the ISSA Technical Commission on Medical Care and Sickness Insurance and President Director, Social Security Administering Body for the Health Sector (BPJS Kesehatan), Indonesia
Lou Tessier Lou Tessier, Health Protection Specialist, Social Protection Department, International Labour Office (ILO)
Hyobum Jang Hyobum Jang, Technical Officer, Ageing and Health Unit, World Health Organisation (WHO)
Eileen Rocard Eileen Rocard, Junior Health Analyst, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Doaa Oraby Doaa Oraby, Public Health Consultant

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What are the current approaches taken by international organisations related to LTC health support for ageing populations?
  • How can we summarise the most relevant advancements in driving the global attention to respond to the growing needs of ageing populations?
  • What are the main elements to be further developed to address the legal and political barriers and provide LTC effectively?
  • What could be the best way forward for future activities addressing on LTC, taking into account its multidisciplinary nature, also considering the health, actuarial, pensions’ and mutuals’ perspectives?

Agenda

  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Introduction by the ISSA
  • Presentation of the report about the health perspective, based on developments of other international organisations
  • The views from the ILO
  • The views from the WHO
  • The views from the OECD
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Next steps & conclusions
Raúl Ruggia-Frick Moderated by Raúl Ruggia-Frick, Director, Social Security Development Branch, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organisations and invited institutions without registration fee.