More than 2,600,000 deaths have been prevented in 2003 thanks to the Hepatitis B vaccine currently available. This is only one impressive example of the benefits of good vaccination and immunisation programmes.
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Populations of modern Europe live in different national socio-economic settings, making the study, evaluation and comparison of their respective healthcare systems a complex exercise. Correspondingly, health inequalities within this vast region are also intricate and multiple.
Financing of health systems is well known for raising controversial ideas and provoking stormy debate. This session put the accent on whether a prepayment system should be applied to deficient health systems in under-developed countries.
The Forum began with a welcome address by Dr. Louis Loutan representing the Organizing Committee. Dr. Loutan acknowledged the presence of over 800 participants from 80 countries encompassing Switzerland, Europe and the rest of the world and emphasized the objective of the Forum “to foster debate on access to health through the exchange of experiences, […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS19, Tuesday, May 27 2008, 11:00-12:30, Room 18 Chair(s): Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Head of Department, Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, Charles Boelen, International Consultant in Health Systems and Personnel, Former Coordinator of the WHO Programme, Human Resources for Health, France Physician Leadership for Health Otmar Kloiber, CEO, The World […]
The former Yugoslavia health system was centrally planned and specialists-oriented with little or no emphasis placed upon patient centred family medicine. Primary care physicians were mainly performing triage and providing little long term follow-up of patients.
The DebugIT project is funded within the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7). The main objectives of the project are to build IT tools that should have significant impacts for the monitoring and the control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistances in Europe.
Approximately 14% of the world’s population live in fragile states were governments are either unable or unwilling in delivering services to the majority of its population resulting in instability and insecurity in such countries; alongside additional fears of the wide spread global economical crunch and food crises manipulating more countries in becoming fragile states.
Session Outline Plenary session PL02, Monday, May 26 2008, 14:00-15:30, Room 2 Chair(s): Bruno Gryseels, Director, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium & John Martin, Adviser, Office of the Director General, WHO, Switzerland The Role of Public Services Gilbert Balibaseka Bukenya, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda Communities and Social Movements: Key Players in Realizing the Right to […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS23, Monday, May 26 2008, 11:00-12:30, Room 16 Chair(s): Arnaud Perrier, Head, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, Johanna Sommer, Lecturer, Division of Primary Care, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland Patient-Centred Healthcare: From Policy to Practice Jeremiah Mwangi, Senior Policy Officer, International Alliance of […]