Healthy Life

Fostering a Health-Promoting Environment in the Context of Socioeconomic Development: New Challenges and New Solutions

05 Jun , 10:15–11:30
‘Healthy Life’ Programme
Panel session
Pavilion F, Healthy Life Area

Experience of the world’s leading countries confirms that investment in healthcare is the most effective strategy for economic growth. High level of public health and personal health of each citizen drives the economy. In 2020 the entire human race faced a global problem, the COVID-19 pandemic, which revealed to a large extent the unpreparedness of national economies and healthcare systems for dealing with new challenges. The solution of this problem requires carrying out innovative approaches at all management levels: globally, nationally, regionally, and municipally. Taking into account strategic national priorities, a wide discussion and implementation of a social model for improving public health at the regional and municipal level as a factor of long-term economic growth is very urgent and important.
● What is the role of municipal and regional governments in achieving maximum preparedness for new challenges in the public healthcare system?
● What measures at the regional level can improve public health, the quality of human capital, and promote constant economic growth?
● Can business be expected to become actively involved in systematic work on improving public health?
● What innovative practices and solutions are most effective?

Alexey Rashodchikov, Fund Co-chairman, City (Gorod) Moscow Centre of Urban Studies; Deputy Director for External Communications, Mosinzhproekt JSC

Melita Vujnovic, Representative to the Russian Federation, Head of Office, World Health Organization Office in the Russian Federation
Oksana Drapkina, Director, National Medical Research Center for Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region
Sergey Rybalchenko, General Director, Institute for Scientific Public Expertise; Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Support of Family, Children, and Motherhood, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Olga Vasilieva, CEO of Severgroup Medicine, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scandinavia & Scandinavia AVA-Peter medical company, CEO of AVA-Peter medical company
Eames Guy, Chair, Green Building Council in Russia (RuGBC) Association for promotion and implementation of standards and rules of ecological construction (online)
Elvira Dovletyarova, Director of Agrarian and Technological Institute, RUDN University; Vice-president of the Russian Association of Landscape Designers (Moscow)
Elena Mikhailova, Coordination Council Member, Healthy Cities, Districts and Settlements Association for Public Health and Life Improvement
Ruslan Khalfin, Director, Higher School of Healthcare Management, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation