The European Health Forum Gastein is being held online for the first time this year. The main theme is: “Dancing with elephants – New partnerships for health, democracy, business”.
Vaccine hesitancy is growing in some European countries. Counterstrategies are necessary at a national level and also in cooperation between states.
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.
Herwig Ostermann, Executive Director of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG), on disruption by health information, data as the basis for policy decisions, and the European project InfAct.
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.
Many pension funds around the world invest their money in the tobacco industry, among others. Australian cancer specialist Bronwyn King is successfully fighting to change this.
According to experts, economic growth theoretically leads to better health among the population. Not everyone benefits in the same way, however, and industrial production is frequently also linked to environmental damage.
Digitalisation brings both opportunities and risks. Experts on digital health believe that if private data is protected securely and new technology is put to appropriate use, the advantages far outweigh the drawbacks.
The health systems across Europe are facing similar challenges owing to demographic change and increasing expenditure. Solutions to these challenges can be found relatively easily using suitable strategies, according to European experts.