News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
11 May 2021
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Medical care
E-services
COVID-19
Guideline:
Information and Communication Technology

Telemedicine is a discipline that involves the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide remote medical services. Health-care professionals can use it to carry out prevention activities and those related to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of health-care system users

Published:
29 April 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Health
Family benefits
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
COVID-19
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

After over a year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to address existing and new social security coverage gaps due to extensive labour market disruptions continue to be at the forefront of governments’ agendas to minimize the negative impact of the crisis and protect people’s

Published:
28 April 2021
Type:
News
Topic:
Safety and health at work
COVID-19

As we mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, focus is on building resilient occupational safety and health (OSH) systems as we emerge gradually from COVID-19. The global pandemic has put the health and safety of workers on the agenda like never before. We need to build on this

Published:
21 April 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Health
Medical care
Service quality

Healthcare policies aim to ensure universal coverage for all citizens. Even in countries where  the total number of doctors is higher than ever, ensuring access to adequate medical services for all is a challenge. In particular in rural and remote areas “medical deserts” occur. This is a term used

Published:
20 April 2021
Type:
News
Topic:
Governance and administration
Human resource management
Technological transition
ISSA institution

On 29 April 2021, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) will launch the CEO Roundtable, a new webinar series that will provide leaders of ISSA member organizations with a platform to discuss their perspectives on priority issues in social security.

Published:
20 April 2021
Type:
Opinion
Region:
Caribbean
Topic:
ISSA institution

The ISSA Focal Point for the English-speaking Caribbean countries was launched in March 2021. This is the 18th regional structure of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The focal point is headed by Stewart Haynes, Director of the National Insurance Services in Saint Vincent and the

Published:
13 April 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Health
COVID-19

Health systems across the world are under severe pressure to contain and mitigate the infection rate of COVID-19. The pandemic is revealing serious vulnerabilities and gaps in the health systems of many countries. These are impacting the capacities to control the pandemic, stabilize health

Published:
8 April 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Error, evasion and fraud
Guideline:
Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems

Interview with Jamel Zaier, 58, Secretary General of the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM), Tunisia.

Published:
8 April 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Error, evasion and fraud
Guideline:
Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems

Interview with Sidibe Dedeou Ousmane, 62, Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation at the National Social Insurance Institute (Institut national de prévoyance sociale – INPS), Mali.