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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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21.04.2020

‘Epidemic preparedness: reality and lessons’ online interview

Head of the Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management, MD, Guzel Ulumbekova discussed various strategies of countries’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk continues the series of online interviews with leading Russian and international experts organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

“An efficient healthcare system must be based on four principles. First, funding of no less than 6–7% of GDP; second, centralized management; third, enough hospital beds and staff with fair salaries and no overtime; and fourth, preparedness to crises, which means having reserves and clear protocols,” she explained. Among other topics, Guzel Ulumbekova talked about measures for containment of the pandemic in different countries; issues of training highly qualified medical staff in Russia; planning horizon and healthcare system management principles.

The online interview is available on the Roscongress Foundation’s official channel. Also, read current analytics about the situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in the information-analytical system ROSCONGRESS.ORG.

For reference: Guzel Ulumbekova is an expert in healthcare and public health at All-Russia People's Front. Since 2003, she has been actively engaged in expert activities for healthcare organization at the Civic Chamber and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, State Duma Committee on Health Protection, Centre for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Economic Development, WHO Council on Evidence-Based Medicine and other. Author of ‘Healthcare in Russia. What Should Be Done’ monography. In 2018, she proposed a project management system aimed at achieving targeted life expectancy of 78 years by 2024 to the Russian Academy of Sciences. She coordinated development of scientific and clinical programmes for Healthcare and Demography National Projects.

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