The Architecture of Public Health: International Experience and National Priorities

07 Jun , 10:00–11:15
The Russian Economy: Achieving National Development Goals
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

The decline in infant mortality and increase in life expectancy observed in recent decades are associated above all with the implementation of public health programmes. Experts estimate that at least two-thirds of the increased average life expectancy are a direct result of the successful implementation of these programmes, including increasing road and industrial safety, fighting communicable and non-communicable diseases, reducing alcohol and tobacco consumption, and lowering the level of salt and sugar consumption. This consistent record of success makes it worthwhile to look for new methods and practices that have proven to be effective, with a view to expanding their application on a national and international level. How can we bridge the gap in healthcare access in developed and developing countries? Is the creation of a universal model of the public healthcare system a viable possibility? What innovative international practices would be the most effective if implemented in Russia? How can we cultivate this culture of health that we have heard so much about in recent years in Russia?

Nick Guldemond, Associate Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee, Royal Philips
Raul Alberto Gatica, Division Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy for Latin America, Europe, Russia and Turkey, Abbott
Julie Gerberding, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, Chief Patient Officer, MSD
Igor Kagramanyan, First Deputy Chair, Committee on Social Policy, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Patricio Marquez, Lead Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank Group
Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Front row participants
Alexander Grot, Vice-President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Elena Zhidkova, Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region; Chairman, Healthy Cities, Districts and Villages Association
Mikhail Yugay, General Director, International Medical Cluster Foundation
Irina Yarovaya, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation