This course is about health coverage within the context of national social protection systems, including floors. The course will provide an overview of the objectives of social health protection and its contribution to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and universal social protection (USP) in the context of the 2030 agenda. It will then examine the state of coverage and macro trends at global and country level, before exploring the guiding principles set forth in ILO standards for the design and operationalization of coverage expansion. The course will focus on the extension of the various dimensions of coverage and will provide insights into the technical options for coverage expansion.
The course is designed for executives, managers, planners, financial officers and other professionals responsible for healthcare and health insurance schemes, in both governmental and non-governmental sectors. Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations are particularly welcome. The course primarily addresses the needs of practitioners and policymakers; however, individuals working in research roles within health systems will also benefit from participating in this training activity.
This course is part of one Diploma programme: