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First actuarial analysis of Pakistan’s Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP)

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  April 24, 2019




On April 24, 2019, the Facility, in partnership with GIZ and with support from the International Actuarial Association Health Section, organized a webinar on the first actuarial analysis of Pakistan’s Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP).

Since 2015, Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP), an initiative of Pakistan’s Federal, Provincial and Regional Governments, has been working to provide financial protection to poor families against catastrophic health expenditure. Towards the end of 2018, the SSP was operating in 38 districts of Pakistan, covering over 3.2 million families. The first of its kind in the country, the Programme provides inpatient care to those living below the poverty line of US $2 per day. Since inception, the Programme has been supported by GIZ. 

The webinar is aimed at those interested in learning more about what actuarial analyses is in the context of a public health programme such as SSP, why it is important and how others can apply the same thinking in their analytical work.

Panelists of this webinar were Dr. Faisal Rifaq (CEO, Sehat Sahulat Programme), Dr. Imran Durrani (Project Manager, Support to Social Protection, GIZ), Alexandra Plueschke (Advisor Social Protection, GIZ), Lisa Morgan (Technical Officer and Health Actuary, ILO) and Muhammad Ashar (Actuary, State Life Insurance Corporation). This webinar was moderated by Craig Churchill, Chief of the Social Finance Programme (ILO).

The entire webinar can be rewatched on our YouTube channel. You can access the slides of the webinar through SlideShare.