ISSA Webinar: Enhancing health care systems – Prevention and screening

12 June 2024 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Enhancing health care systems – Prevention and screening

12 June 2024 | Virtual

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 13:00-15:00 (UTC/GMT+2 or CEST)

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

Social security institutions play a critical role in health screening and prevention efforts that aim to reduce disease burden, improve access to health care and reduce health care costs.

They participate directly in national health programmes and educational campaigns and work with health care authorities and providers in encouraging people to participate in vaccination and screening programmes, and to have healthy behaviours.

It is essential to assess the effectiveness of health prevention efforts, and to identify and address implementation and sustainability barriers. Factors to be considered include the scope, accessibility and outcomes of screening measures.

Financial support and collaboration with health care providers to integrate preventive services into routine care, ensuring timely interventions, aim to make health care more affordable and financially sustainable.

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


Baptiste PluvinageBaptiste Pluvinage, Public Health Expert, Department of Patients with Chronic Conditions, National Sickness Insurance Fund (CNAM), France
Riwan Baucherel, Health Prevention, Promotion and Education Officer, CNAM, France 
Dr Jesper Bonde, PhD, Senior Researcher, Manager Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
Kristoffer LundbergKristoffer Lundberg, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
Frederico GuanaisFrederico Guanais, Deputy Head of the Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What is the role of prevention in global health care systems, and how can it reduce disease burden, improve public health outcomes and mitigate health care costs?
  • How can outreach measures, such as community health programmes and educational campaigns, effectively promote preventive care?
  • What assessment has been made of prevention check-up systems, including their scope, accessibility, and outcomes, and what obstacles have been encountered in their establishment?
  • Which screening methods are available for high-risk individuals in cancer screening programmes, and how prevalent is the use of self-sampling for cervical cancer screening?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Introduction and case experience of CNAM, France
  • Case experience of Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
  • Case experience of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
  • Case experience of OECD
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Nathalie De WulfModerated by Nathalie De Wulf, Coordinator of the Technical Commission on Medical Care and Sickness Insurance, ISSA

Practical information

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