AIM and ESIP publish Open Letter on the Standardisation of Health and Social Services

international-organization-for-standardization-70615 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.

Health in Juncker’s State of the Union

juncker14 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.

Read more here.

AIM International Conference in Abidjan: Report Available (FR)

Abidjan5AIM organized earlier this year a very successful conference in Abidjan in Ivory Coast about how mutuals can contribute to increasing and improving healthcare coverage on the African continent.

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.

Rapport – Conférence Internationale d’Abidjan – Les perspectives du mouvement mutualiste africain dans le cadre des couvertures santé universelles