A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Russian Healthcare in New Economic Conditions: Challenges and Prospects

This report by the Higher School of Economics analyzes issues related to reaching large-scale targets like lowering the level of mortality and increasing remuneration for medical staff in the context of reduced state funding. This requires massive changes in the system of providing medical assistance and in the mechanisms of funding. Finding an adequate response to this challenge currently seems unlikely.

A separate chapter of the report reviews and analyzes the required priorities of state policy in healthcare in the context of an economic crisis and in the post-crisis period. The greatest scrutiny is given to raising the availability and quality of primary medical care services, expanding the range of free medications in outpatient care, and developing a system of healthcare financing on an insurance basis.

According to HSE experts, state policy in healthcare in the nearest years should be oriented towards strengthening the system of primary medical care and raising the competence, social status, and motivation of medical staff. This will contribute to an effective use of resources to a far greater degree than closing hospitals, reducing their capacity, or other optimization steps. Funding policy in healthcare should be targeted at ensuring maximum stability of funding for medical institutions and high transparency of resources distribution.

This publication has been posted in the Roscongress Information and Analytical System on the recommendation of the Roscongress Foundation expert community.

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