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SSB Assumes the Presidency Pro Tempore of the Council of Social Security Institutions in Central America and Dominican Republic (CISSCAD) Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 March 2012 00:00

The XXXIII Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Social Security Institutions in Central America and Dominican Republic (CISSCAD) is  was held in Belize City during March 1 to 2, 2012. 

The highlight of this meeting included the formal handing over of the Presidency of the CISSCAD from Lic. Marlon de  Souza, Deputy Director General of  the Social Security Institute of  Panamá to the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Social Security Board, Mrs. Leticia Vega. The  tenure of the Presidency is for a period of two years from 2012 to 2013.

CISSCAD member countries developed a work plan to execute the CISSCAD’s Strategic Plan 2012-2016 under the theme “Advancing social security through integration and collaboration.”

Belize became a part of the CISSCAD since 2004 as an observer and became a full member in 2005. CISSCAD’s main objective is to promote projects and activities aimed at universal coverage of social security benefits in the member countries. CISSCAD member countries attending this meeting consist of Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic and Belize.  Supporting this  most important event are representatives  from the Pan American Health  Organization/World Health Organization and the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America (COMISCA).