Course category: 
Self-paced course
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University)
evaplan GmbH

Introduction to Social Protection: A Systems Approach to Universal Social Protection

This course introduces the social protection and relates it to international conventions and their reflection in the national legislation. Concepts and means to protect the poor and vulnerable are developed. The course explains the origin and history of social protection in Europe. It relates the social protection to poverty in Europe and the structure of societies. As the course originates in Germany the country with the oldest mandatory health insurance special attention is paid to German health insurance, including also five other mandatory insurances existing in industrialised countries.

The short courses program offers an opportunity for customisation of the curriculum by request in order to meet specific capacity building needs at the institutional level in the area of social protection and quality improvement in health care.

** Please note that the e-course described in this page is not free. **