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
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
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
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
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.
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
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