Social Health Protection
Social health protection and universal health coverage are well embedded within the Belgian (global health) development cooperation. Be-cause health held several workshops and developed policy briefs on social protection. Many Belgian stakeholders remain engaged on social protection, whether through the platform MASMUT and through Be-cause health. Be-cause health remains open as a forum to share field experiences and research on the topic.
Social protection is seen in different senses, the strict sense (insurance) and the wider one (see Dévereux / Sabates-Wheeler). Universal coverage is seen in its 3 dimensions: width, depth and height – better known as the “UHC cube”
Be-cause health social protection workshops and policy briefs have addressed the following issues:
- social protection mechanisms,
- universal coverage (taking into account the aspect of quality of care),
- health funding and financing (various models and innovations).
Press update: Accessible Social Health Protection in Low-Income Countries Niamey, 10 May 2022 - Every country in the world faces the challenge of protecting its population. But how to set up social protection? Where to start?
The health mutualities of tomorrow - recent studies Studies on health mutualities in Benin & Togo, Mali & Senegal and DRC
- Belgian Platform on Micro Health insurance - MASMUT
- HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society focuses on two aspects of social protection: the development and performance of health insurance schemes, and social protection policies at national and international levels.
- SOCIEUX+ or European expertise on Social Protection
- BELINCOSOC - the Belgian Federal Service on Social Protection shared service center engaged within SOCIEUX+
- International Labour Organisation - ILO focus on Social Protection Floor or nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees that should ensure, as a minimum that, over the life cycle, all in need have access to essential health care and to basic income security which together secure effective access to goods and services defined as necessary at the national level.
- Towards redistributive social protection? Insights from Senegal and Morocco. Research by HIVA, Bénédicte Fonteneau, Sarah Vaes and Jan Van Ongevalle
Composition & members
Elies Van Belle
Be-cause health working groups
Planetary HealthResearchers in Global Health - Health Policy and SystemsUniversal Health CoverageMental healthDigitalisationComplexityChronic non communicable diseasesDeterminants of International HealthSocial Health ProtectionDR CongoPeople Centred CareSexual Reproductive Health and RightsHuman Resources for HealthAccess to Quality Medicines