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UK: New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease

HSE Media Centre (20.11.2015)The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month.

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Canada: Ontario plans to target home care in overhaul of health care system canada

The Globe and Mail (23.11.2015) The Ontario government is preparing to overhaul health care in the province, including scrapping its troubled system for delivering home care and reforming primary care with the aim of improving patient access.

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UK Britain’s EU reform talks stumble on social benefits united kingdom

EurActiv (23.11.2015) Member states have firmly rejected British demands to limit EU citizens' rights to social benefits when working in the UK, saying this would be discriminatory.

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Schweiz: Arbeit im AHV-Alter – das muss man wissen switzerland

Tagesanzeiger (21.11.2015) Rund 170'000 Erwerbstätige waren 2014 bereits im AHV-Alter, das sind 11,7 Prozent aller über 65-Jährigen. Die Zahl hat in den letzten Jahren kontinuierlich zugenommen und liegt inzwischen mehr als ein Drittel über derjenigen von 2010. Einen ähnlich hohen Anteil an…

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Tunisie-Maroc : une nouvelle convention dans le domaine de la sécurité sociale tunisia, morocco

Investir en Tunisie (21.11.2015) La Tunisie et le Maroc ont signé une nouvelle convention dans le domaine de la sécurité sociale. Cette convention confirme le principe de l’égalité de traitement des ressortissants des deux pays en termes de sécurité sociale.

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France: Maladies professionnelles - hausse des cancers de la vessie et des maladies psychiques france

Santé Magazine (18.11.2015) Cancers, troubles musculo-squelettiques, maladies psychiques… L'Assurance-maladie vient de présenter son bilan 2014 concernant la prise en charge des accidents du travail et des maladies professionnelles.

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Protection sociale au Sénégal : Une nouvelle Stratégie nationale validée en décembre senegal (20.11.2015) Pour préserver les acquis notés dans le domaine de la protection sociale et asseoir une bonne politique capable de lutter contre la pauvreté et les inégalités, il faudra accélérer l’actualisation de la Stratégie nationale de protection sociale. C’est la recommandation…

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Maroc: Assurance maladie, retraite - Le régime des indépendants se précise morocco (19.11.2015) Les indépendants auront droit à un régime de retraite dédié qui sera géré par la CNSS ainsi qu’une couverture médicale à part. Les deux seront gérés de manière autonome par rapport à l'AMO et le régime général de retraite CNSS.

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OIT pidió más inversión y protección social ante los cambios tecnológicos

Mercado (18.11.2015) La transformación laboral y la pérdida de empleos por los cambios tecnológicos requerirán mayores inversiones, políticas públicas para evitar que empeore la situación y reformular la protección social, según la OIT.

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[Report] Healthcare improving too slowly to meet rising strain of chronic diseases - OECD

OECD (04.11.2015) Too many lives are still lost in OECD countries because healthcare quality is improving too slowly to cope with ageing populations and the growing number of people with one or more chronic diseases, according to a new OECD report.

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Survey Says 89 Percent Seek Longer Maternity Leave as China Ends One-child Policy china

Yibada (18.11.2015) In a survey conducted by China Youth Daily, 88.9 percent of its 2,966 respondents expressed their wish to have a longer maternity leave should they have a second child. Of this number, 40.7 percent hoped the period will be extended to six months, while 26 percent asked for a…

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Ireland: Social Welfare’s one stop shop ireland (19.11.2015) Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, has officially opened Galway’s new one stop shop for social welfare payments, serving the city and the majority of the county as well. The new Intreo Centre in Galway city at Fairgreen Road provides a full…

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[Opinion] The political economy of welfare schemes (17.11.2015) Social welfare schemes the world over are going through interesting times. Egged on by fiscal management targets, welfare cuts are routinely passed off as “reforms”. Subsequently, there is usually pressure on governments to target welfare to the most deserving.…

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US: New online tool does Social Security benefit math for you United States (18.11.2015) When to claim your Social Security benefit can be a tough question to answer, but there's a new online tool to help you do the math.

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Dutch pension fund PFZW vows to halve carbon footprint netherlands (17.11.2015) PFZW, the €161bn pension fund for the Dutch healthcare industry, is planning to cut the carbon footprint of its investments over the next four years by offloading those holdings producing the most CO2 emissions.

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Infographie sur l'efficacité des dépenses dans les systèmes de santé : Le Sénégal dans le top avec la mention excellent senegal

Dakar Actu (12.11.2015) Une infographie traitant de l'efficacité des dépenses des différents systèmes de santé dans le monde vient d'être publié par l'Economist Intelligence Unit en 2014. En tout cas, selon le blog de Stefan Kingham de Online Marketing Manager publiant dans son…

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Japanese women suffer widespread 'maternity harassment' at work japan

The Guardian (18.11.2015) Half of short-term workers discriminated against after becoming pregnant, survey says, as harassment complaints rise 18%

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Bangladesh: Social protection: Initiating work on SDGs bangladesh

The Financial Express (16.11.2015) Apart from the life cycle-based programmes, the schemes to support the freedom fighters and their families will continue under the consolidated Freedom Fighters' Benefit Programme.

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UK: Flaws in universal credit system leaving vulnerable people penniless, says study

The Guardian (18.11.2015) Vulnerable people penniless, says study Built-in delay of at least 42 days before claimants receive payments leaves people struggling to pay bills and buy food, says Citizens Advice

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[Opinion] Why America's sharing economy needs a massive expansion of the welfare state United States (16.11.2015) A healthy society needs to provide people with health care coverage, retirement income, unemployment insurance, and paid time off, among other things. For a long time now, America has relied on employers to pony up many of these benefits on their own. But there's…

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Le gouvernement gabonais élabore un nouveau code de protection sociale gabon

Le Nouveau Gabon (16.11.2015) Paul Biyoghe Mba, 1er vice-Premier ministre de la Santé, de la prévoyance sociale et de la solidarité nationale, a procédé ce jour au lancement de l’élaboration du nouveau code de protection sociale, à Libreville.

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Australia: Digital makeover for Human Services australia

PS News (17.11.2015) The Department of Human Services has given a number of its programs a ‘digital makeover,’ leading to a reduction in the time it takes to do business with the Department and cutting costs for clients.

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Sénégal: Protection sociale : Le projet Osiris va accompagner les populations rurales vulnérables senegal (16.11.2015) La protection sociale et économique des populations rurales vulnérables sera davantage améliorée avec le projet Offre de services intégrés en milieu rural pour l’inclusion sociale (Osiris) qui a été officiellement lancé hier. Ce projet de quatre ans va déployer une offre…

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Mali: Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie : Qui dit mieux ! mali (16.11.2015) La Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie(CANAM) qui avait connu, il quelques années, un début chancelant se porte aujourd’hui  mieux. Les uns et les autres sont revenus à de meilleurs sentiments, grâce à la bataille de communication sérieusement menée par les acteurs de…

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Österreich: Diabetes fordert Gesundheitssystem austria

Steiermark.ORF (14.11.2015) Anlässlich des Welt-Diabetestages am Samstag weisen Experten darauf hin, dass die Zuckerkrankheit mittlerweile die wohl größte Herausforderung für das Gesundheitssystem darstellt. Alleine in Österreich sind 500.000 Menschen betroffen.

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