Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in an interview on why Europe and the world were not prepared for a pandemic despite repeated warnings, and what we can learn from this for the future.
Global health expert Ilona Kickbusch speaks in an interview about how different countries are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the European Union, and why we need a worldwide agreement in order to be better prepared in the future.
Birgit Beger, Chief Executive Officer of the European Heart Network, explains in an interview why Europe needs a joint plan to combat cardiovascular disease and what preventative measures should be taken.
Herwig Ostermann, Executive Director of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, talks about scientific evidence as a basis for wide-reaching political decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic and the PHIRI project for improved knowledge transfer in Europe.
Slovenia’s health minister Janez Poklukar in an interview on what worked well in the response by the European Union and the Member States to the COVID-19 pandemic, and why better coordination will be necessary in future.
Colin Crouch in an interview on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, other global issues such as climate change and rising inequality, and how rebuilding a social Europe can contribute to mastering these challenges.
Caroline Costongs, Director of EuroHealthNet, explains why health inequalities have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic and why subsequent rebuilding must be healthier, more social, and more sustainable.
Sarah Thomson from the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening in an interview on poverty due to out-of-pocket health payments in European countries and the most important measures against this.
Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary in the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the economy of well-being and why this is a priority area of Finland’s Presidency of the EU Council.
Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, on the importance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the health sector and why we are currently living at the expense of the present and future generations.