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Korea: Subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated or hospitalized

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:30

oecd.org (16.04.2020) Provision of a subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated (both self-isolation and hospitalisation) to support their living costs and penalises those who are suspected to be infected if they refuse to receive diagnostic test or subsequent treatment or go through self-isolation.

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korea, Republic of
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Korea: Zero out-of-pocket payment when suspected of infection with coronavirus

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:24

oecd.org and mhis.or.kr (02.02.2020) Korea provides tests and subsequent treatment free of charge to patients and the cost is covered by central and local governments and the health insurance public corporation (the National Health Insurance covers 80% and the central government the remaining 20%).

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korea, Republic of
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Switzerland: COVID-19 temporary derogation with respect to individual tax and social security agreements for frontier workers finally extended until December 31, 2020

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 13:23

RSM Switzerland (28.08.2020)With the current worsening of the sanitary situation, further intense discussions, France and Switzerland finally agreed on a new extension of both social security and tax derogation schemes until December 31, 2020, to enable frontier workforce to keep high volume of home office and hence contribute to the fight against virus spread.

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france
switzerland
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Compliance and Contribution Collection
Bilateral agreement
Covid-19
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Gender-sensitive policies as response to COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:51

UNDP (August 2020) The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women.

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Cash sickness benefits
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COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:31

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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Europe
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Covid-19

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Policy Trackers | Oxford Supertracker

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:15

The Oxford Supertracker is a global directory of over 100 policy trackers and surveys related to COVID-19. This novel collection is designed to assist researchers and policy-makers in keeping track of a rapidly growing number of data sources. You can search and identify relevant information resources, such as datasets, surveys, and systematic collections, across different areas, countries and data types.

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Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) | USA - Official Website of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Submitted by rruggia on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 10:35

The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) process represents the model by which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will coordinate the identification, assessment, and determination of "recognized" interoperability standards and implementation specifications for industry use to fulfill specific clinical health IT interoperability needs.

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united states
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Health
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Pakistan: Extension of coverage of the Benazir Income support program

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:36

blogs.worldbank.org (04.05.2020) One of Pakistan’s initial measures was to expand its national safety net institution, the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), to direct additional support to its 4.5 million women beneficiaries. 

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pakistan
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Brazil: Emergency income to informal sector professionals in the cultural sector

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:01

KPMG (26.05.2020) On May 26, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that transfers R $ 3 billion from the Union for emergency actions aimed at the cultural sector during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, such as the payment of an emergency income of R$ 600 to informal professionals in the field.

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brazil
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Difficult to cover group
Social assistance
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Europe: Guidelines to protecting seasonal workers in the context of Coronavirus

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:57

ec.europa.eu (16.07.2020) The European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and safety of seasonal workers, and to ensure that seasonal workers are aware of their rights. Cross-border seasonal workers enjoy a broad set of rights, but given the temporary nature of their work, they can be more vulnerable to precarious working and living conditions.

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Europe
european union
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Health Insurance
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