ISSA Webinar: Enhancing health care systems – Budgeting, financing and sustainability

21 March 2024 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Enhancing health care systems – Budgeting, financing and sustainability

21 March 2024 | Virtual

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 13:00−14:30 (UTC/GMT+1 or CET)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

Social security mechanisms are essential for optimizing resource allocation in health care systems, operating at national and institutional levels to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of health care provision.

At the national level, social security mechanisms establish frameworks and policies to allocate resources effectively and address diverse health care needs. Through strategic planning, they aim to optimize resource utilization, guaranteeing equal access to health care services, irrespective of socioeconomic status or geographical location.

Meanwhile, at the institutional level, social security mechanisms steer spending priorities, ensure efficient fund allocation, and improve care delivery, enhancing the overall system efficiency.

This webinar will explore budgeting strategies and financing models, highlighting the crucial role of social security funds in health care financing. ISSA members will share their perspectives and insights into their strategies to achieve sustainable health care systems tailored to their institutional and national contexts.

Join us for this ISSA Webinar, organized in collaboration with the ISSA Technical Commission on Medical Care and Sickness Insurance, to delve into the complex process of enhancing health care systems, exploring facets like resource mobilization, budget allocation and financial mechanisms, while underscoring the significant role of social security.


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
Hatem Ghattas Hatem Ghattas, Director, National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM), Tunisia
María Cecilia López Collazo María Cecilia López Collazo, General Coordinator, Catholic Workers' Circle of the Uruguay Mutual Fund (Círculo Católico), Uruguay
Regis Hitimana Regis Hitimana, Chief Benefits Officer, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), Rwanda

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • Why is optimizing resource efficiency through social security mechanisms crucial for establishing and maintaining sustainable health care systems, and what gaps and obstacles need to be addressed?
  • How can policymakers ensure effective use and management of social security funds to achieve long-term sustainability in health care provision?
  • What lessons can be learned from countries like Indonesia, Rwanda, Tunisia and Uruguay regarding integration of social security mechanisms in health care financing?
  • How can international collaboration enhance the development of innovative strategies and initiatives in this field?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Case experience of BPJS Kesehatan, Indonesia
  • Case experience of CNAM, Tunisia
  • Case experience of Círculo Católico, Uruguay
  • Case experience of RSSB, Rwanda
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Nathalie De Wulf Moderated by Nathalie De Wulf, Technical Officer in Social Security, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions without registration fees.