15 September 2016 – The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European level for standardisation in the field of health and social services. In particular, recent requests for standardisation in quality of care for elderly people and patient involvement in person-centered care, as well as deliberations on standardisation in the field of healthcare within a CEN working group, represent a fundamental interference with existing national rules and medical guidelines developed by the competent institutions. Read AIM-ESIP joint letter on standardisation.
14 September 2016 – According to some, his speech in the European Parliament was Juncker’s most important speech ever. He spoke about terrorism, about Brexit, about a joint EU army, about refugees, about solidarity, but health and healthcare as such he didn’t mention. Solidarity within Europe is more than a European Solidarity Corps, or EU states helping one another when there is a fire, an earthquake or an uneven distribution of refugees. Solidarity in the EU should also mean access to healthcare for all. After almost two years in office, Juncker announced for next year his vision for the future of the EU, on how to strengthen and reform the economic and monetary Union (including through a European Pillar of Social Rights). AIM hopes health and healthcare are then given the attention they deserve.
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With the departure of one of its highly appreciated members of staff, AIM has a vacant position that it would like to fill. Please find the vacancy text here: Vacancy for the function of (Junior) Project Manager at AIM
Please bring this vacancy to the attention of excellent candidates you might know.
Read the detailed report on the conference, which you can find below. Photos of the event were published already earlier. They are still here to be viewed.
L’AIM a organisé cette année une conférence très réussie à Abidjan en Côte-d’Ivoire sur la façon dont les mutuelles peuvent contribuer à accroître et à améliorer la couverture des soins de santé sur le continent africain.
Lisez le rapport détaillé sur la conférence (Ci-dessous). Des photos de l’événement ont déjà été précédemment publiés.