ISSA Webinar: Enhancing health care systems – Resources, efficiency and resilience

30 April 2024 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Enhancing health care systems – Resources, efficiency and resilience

30 April 2024 | Virtual

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 10:00−11:30 (UTC/GMT+2 or CEST)

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

Social security mechanisms play a crucial role in the management of health care resource allocation at both national and institutional levels. They contribute to sustainability and effectiveness by improving expenditure efficiency, enhancing contribution collection and aligning funding with population needs.

Through cost-effective measures and demographic-specific strategies, they support the financial sustainability and equitable distribution of resources. These mechanisms are essential for effective health care provision, system resilience and addressing diverse health care needs.

In this second webinar on Enhancing health care systems, ISSA members will discuss strategies for crafting sustainable health care systems adapted to their institutional and national contexts, considering emerging challenges and ageing populations.

Join us for this ISSA webinar on enhancing health care systems, organized in collaboration with the ISSA Technical Commission on Medical Care and Sickness Insurance, which will look at resources, efficiency and resilience, while underscoring the significant role of social security.


Kyoung Sun ParkDr Kyoung Sun Park, Associate Research Fellow, Health Insurance Research Institute (HIRI), National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), Republic of Korea
Benoît CollinBenoît Collin, General Administrator, National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI), Belgium
Rajendra KumarRajendra Kumar, Director General, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), India

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What are the key components to promote the sustainability of health care systems tailored to institutional and national contexts?
  • What makes social security mechanisms indispensable for both effective health care provision and strengthening system resilience?
  • How do social security mechanisms adjust resource allocation and contribution collection to tackle emerging challenges and ageing populations, ensuring equitable distribution, and meeting diverse health care needs?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Technical introduction by the ISSA
  • Case experience of NHIS, Republic of Korea
  • Case experience of INAMI, Belgium
  • Case experience of ESIC, India
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Nathalie De WulfModerated 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.