Conditions needed to increase Russians’ life expectancy by 2030 to be discussed at SPIEF 2018

Conditions needed to increase Russians’ life expectancy by 2030 to be discussed at SPIEF 2018

Conditions needed to increase Russians’ life expectancy by 2030 to be discussed at SPIEF 2018

The ‘Increasing Russian Life Expectancy by 2030’ panel session will take place as a part of the business programme at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held in St. Petersburg on 24–26 May 2018.

The Chairman of the Board of the Association of Medical Societies for Quality and Head of the Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management, Guzel Ulumbekova, will serve as session moderator.

Taking part in the discussion will be MSD International President Kevin Ali, Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt, AstraZeneca AB President Jan-Olof Jacke, Abbott Laboratories Executive Vice President Andrew Lane, and Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Centre of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology, and Immunology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation General Director Alexander Rumyantsev, among others.

The participants will discuss funding requirements for increasing the life expectancy of Russians to 78 years by 2024 and which target programmes need to be implemented for this purpose; how to share the burden of responsibility for the health of the population between the state, employers, and citizens; what cutting edge technologies need to be implemented in the healthcare system in order to meet the challenges of the time; how to teach doctors to inspire confidence in patients; and what managers in the health sector ought to be like to ensure continued industry development.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a national goal of increasing the life expectancy of the population from the current 73 years to 78 years by 2024 and 80 years by 2030.

“The goal set by President Vladimir Putin, namely, an increase in the life expectancy of Russian citizens to 78 years by 2024, is an absolute priority for the Russian public health service and for all of society. Our main priorities that we need to concentrate on over the upcoming six years are the preservation of the health of men, children, and adolescents. Programmes need to be created in two interrelated strategic areas. The first is the implementation of an interdepartmental programme on public health and the establishment of a healthy lifestyle among the population of the country. The second is to increase the accessibility and quality of medical care in priority areas, including ensuring the step-by-step availability of primary health care,” Guzel Ulumbekova said. 

The Roscongress Foundation not only creates conditions for socially meaningful discussions in healthcare, but also supports projects aimed at prolonging an active, healthy, and able-bodied lifestyle for the Russian population. A combined effort on the part of leading development institutions and the state can lead to achievements in increasing the quality and length of life.

Scenarios for achieving the target life expectancy for the Russian Federation by 2024 will be presented as a part of the panel session.

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