Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century: How to Increase the Birth Rate and Restore Children’s Health?

06 Jun , 10:00–11:15
‘Healthy Life’ Programme
Pavilion G, ‘Healthy Life’ Area

Creating conditions for children’s birth and the development of children’s healthcare is one of the state’s most important goals. Greater prosperity around the world has led to a declining birth rate not only in Russia, but in many other countries. Lifestyle, underdeveloped primary care, late pregnancies, access to education for women, and successful careers have had serious consequences on fertility dynamics in all developed nations. Significant changes can only be achieved by creating a comprehensive system to improve such areas as reproductive health, children’s healthcare, family financial situations, and the promotion of family values. What additional state guarantees might alter the demographic situation? What programmes need to be implemented by 2024? How can we promote the institution of family? Does late pregnancy pose a threat to a baby’s health? What problems are coming to a head in Russian children’s healthcare?

Tatiana Remezova, Anchor, Russia Television and Radio (VGTRK)

Mark Kurtser, General Director, Mother and Child Group of Companies
Leila Namazova-Baranova, Chair of the Executive Committee, Union of Pediatricians of Russia
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Tatyana Yakovleva, First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Igor Kogan, Acting Director, D.O. Ott Research Institute of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Medicine
Oksana Monge, General Director, Sanofi Russia
Gennady Suhih, Director, National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation