Business programme

The 78+ Target: Responding to the Challenges of the Pandemic

03 Jun , 11:00–12:15
Delivering on National Development Targets
Pavilion G, conference hall G1

The pandemic may have shifted the timeline for achieving national targets, but it has not changed the strategic direction. Healthcare has transformed into a rapidly growing economic sector, affecting, among other things, industrial development. By increasing the pressure on medical infrastructure and stress testing the healthcare system as a whole, the crisis has forced the mobilization of all resources and shaped new ambitious goals, laying the groundwork for an explosion in the development of the healthcare system and the search for new methods of reducing the mortality rate of chronic, non-infectious diseases. However, the crisis has also raised awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. The principles of health protection and disease prevention are society’s answer to the precedent of global epidemiological threats. Lessons have been learned from the pandemic, and work on the National Healthcare Project continues. The potential of all government managerial resources – both at the regional and national level – must be leveraged to achieve further progress towards these goals. How has the pandemic challenged primary healthcare, and what are the main principles of modernizing the primary healthcare system? What are the main factors shaping the strategy for updating the healthcare system in a bid to reduce cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality rates and to improve the quality of and access to healthcare services? Will the threat of new epidemics foster an ever-expanding culture of healthy living? Will the spread of digital services help patients act as reliable partners of the government in maintaining their personal health? Are national industrial capacities capable of handling today’s challenges? What is the role of global cooperation in restoring the global economy?

Evelina Zakamskaya, Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24

Olga Golodets, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Hans Henri P. Kluge, Regional Director for Europe, World Health Organization
Dmitry Morozov, Deputy, Chairman of the Health Protection Committee, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Nicholas Fuggle, Dunhill Clinical Research Fellow, Rheumatology Registrar and Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton (online)
Michele Emiliano, President Puglia Region, Italian Republic

Front row participant
Alla Samoylova, Head, Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor)