International Training Programme on Health Security and Protection of Workers
Market-oriented reforms in the health sector have led to low efficiency of resource allocation and utilization, increasing inequality as well as reducing the ability of the poor to access health care services. This situation creates greater health vulnerability for those who are at greater risk of disease but not under the cover of social protection, such as workers in the informal economy.
To identify health risks and insecurities of workers
To understand the issue of health protection and promotion at workplace
To understand the impact of changes in the health care system and health financing
Understand the need for Universal Health Coverage.
Universal access to adequate health protection, with priority attention to be paid to those lacking access to basic social safety nets, including the unemployed and those in informal work.
Addressing issues relating to the ILO Convention 102 on Social Security (Minimum Standards) - health care, family benefits, sickness, unemployment, old age, invalidity, employment injury, maternity, and loss of a breadwinner.
Addressing issues with regard to the privatisation of health protection schemes and the decreasing involvement of the social partners with regard to health benefits.
Lectures, group discussion, case studies, audio-visuals, documentaries and behavioural science exercises
Senior and middle level functionaries from Government, Trade Unions, Employers’ organizations and Industries who are working on health issues. This programme is for foreign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme.
Institute’s own faculty members and eminent experts in the area