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 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 155 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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08.05.2020

Russian Ministry of Healthcare hosts conference of BRICS senior health officials

Senior officials from the BRICS countries held a meeting via video conference on health issues chaired by Russian Deputy Minister of Health Oleg Gridnev on 7 May 2020 with the support of the Roscongress Foundation as part of Russia’s chairmanship of the BRICS.

Among the central topics of discussion were improving control and diagnostics of the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 as well as searching for effective methods of treating patients with a confirmed diagnosis.

We are gathered here today not only to discuss the main achievements of our countries in combating COVID-19 but also to formulate expectations of future actions in the field of infectious diseases. We must strengthen our cooperation in developing inexpensive and sustainable methods for testing infectious diseases, address the issue of vaccination and conduct global research in the field of treatments,” Deputy Minister Oleg Gridnev said in his opening remarks.During the meeting, the parties discussed topical issues on the current health agenda, including ensuring biological security of the population of the BRICS countries during the pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus infection, a general overview of the situation in the five countries on the implementation of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 as well as the issues of interaction between national healthcare systems.An analysis of the experience of the BRICS countries in combating the spread of the noval coronavirus infection has shown that early warning and prompt response to threats related not only to COVID-19, but also to any other emerging infectious diseases are an important factor in safeguarding the health and lives of their people. In order to achieve this, the officials have agreed that it is important to strengthen international cooperation, within the framework of which there has to be  a transparent and timely exchange of information.In this regard they also discussed the proposal of the Russian Side on the need to set up a comprehensive early warning systems for the risks of biological threats within  BRICS. At the same time, with the feasibility of using the potential of the New Development Bank to finance joint projects to ensure the health security of the population of the five countries was determined, with an emphasis on preventing significant biological threats and the need to eliminate their consequences.

During the discussions, the countries also agreed to continue providing mutual support in activities to prevent and treat the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, as well as to create favourable conditions for the supply of deliveries of medications and diagnostic materials, immunobiological preparations and medical equipment.The partners welcomed the proposal of the Russian Side to compile an overview of the advanced measures taken by BRICS countries to counter the spread of COVID-19 for further use not only by the five countries, but also by specialists from other countries.The decisions proposed by the meeting participants will be further discussed at the Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Health.

Official websites of the Russian Presidency of the Russian BRICS Chairmanship — https://brics-russia2020.ru/