Business programme

Health Development as a Factor of Economic Growth

15 Jun , 11:00–12:15
The Russian Economy: From Adaptation to Growth
Pavilion G, conference hall G3

Health is an integral component of human capital, which in turn is a major strategic resource for a state's economic development. The preservation of health is of key importance in the sphere of social production and ultimately contributes to the ability to work and increase labour productivity. This in turn increases income for the individual, the employer and the state. By contrast, a decline in public health can lead to considerable economic harm. It is therefore advisable to develop long-term sustainable strategies for ensuring a high level of health and quality of life for citizens. There should also be a strategy for investing in the health system due to the close relationship between public health and the economy, in terms of the impact of the health status of the population and health care in general on economic performance. The responsibility for shaping a healthy society should not only be placed on the state but also on the citizens themselves. What are the risks to economic development posed by poor public health? Does an increase in public health have an impact on the increase in GDP, and in what way? What financing models and other tools for optimizing the health system can ensure a high level of public health for economic growth?

Alena Rogozina, Special Correspondent, Russia-1 TV Channel

Sergey Glagolev, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Oksana Drapkina, Director, National Medical Research Center for Therapy and Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Olga Kobyakova, Director, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kolsanov, Rector, Samara State Medical University
Natalya Stadchenko, Deputy Head, Federal Medical and Biological Agency

Front row participants
Elena Zhidkova, Head of the Clinics Network, Russian Railways-Medicine – A Branch of Russian Railways; General Director, Russian Railways-Medicine
Irina Zabolotnaya, Deputy Director of the Department of Social Policy, Norilsk Nickel
Tatyana Savinova, Deputy Governor of the Orenburg Region