Healthy Life

An Ageing Population as a Key Challenge to the National Healthcare System

16 Jun , 09:00–10:00
Pavilion F, Healthy Life Area

With the support of the Russian Research Institute of Health of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

According to UN statistics, the world’s population reached 8 billion in 2022, with one in six people projected to be over 65 by 2050. The ageing population is putting increasing pressure on global healthcare systems: as the risk of developing chronic diseases increases with age, so does the demand for healthcare. Rising costs associated with medical and social support resulting from cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes mellitus continue to put an ever-greater burden upon the economy. It is important, therefore, that healthcare associated with these and other diseases grow significantly in the long term. To respond to this challenge most effectively, we need to think about measures now. What measures do we need to take to ensure the elderly population gets the support it needs? How should the health system and the social sector as a whole be readjusted? How can we build a sound system of silver economy investment?

Olga Kobyakova, Director, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Igor Artamonov, Governor of Lipetsk Region
Sergey Zhdanov, Managing Director, Director of the Health Industry Center, Sberbank
Victoria Madianova, Deputy Director, Institute of Leadership and Health Care Management, Sechenov University of the Russian Ministry of Health
Sergey Okladnikov, Deputy Head of Federal State Statistics Service
Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation (online)
Olga Tkacheva, Director, Russian Clinical and Research Center of Gerontology of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Valery Fedorov, General Director, Russian Public Opinion Research Center

Front row participant
Alexandra Shchetkina, President, ANO "Assistance to Alzheimer's patients and their families"