Confirmed participants of the 24th St.
Petersburg International Economic Forum (25 June 2021) will include the
following representatives of the World Health Organization: Hans Kluge, Regional
Director for Europe at the World Health Organization, and Melita Vujnović, Head
of WHO Office in the Russian Federation.
It is expected that
Hans Kluge will make a speech as part of the SPIEF 2021 business programme.
«Healthcare has become an integral
part and a separate social segment of the St. Petersburg International Economic
Forum business agenda. Starting from 2019, the Healthy Life Forum has offered
themed events across all Roscongress platforms. Notably, 2020 was no exception:
WHO experts regularly participated in online sessions initiated by the
Foundation. Naturally, constant involvement of the World Health Organization
leadership, as well as their participation in such large international events
means an opportunity to present their expertise in fighting the pandemic and
analyze best practices in global healthcare,» noted Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the
President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the Organizing
latest forecasts of the World Health Organization, the coronavirus pandemic
will stop in early 2022. Earlier, WHO Regional
Director for Europe Hans Kluge announced that we were past the worst-case
scenario and restrictions would be no longer needed by 2022. The SPIEF
Organizing Committee will endeavour its best efforts to hold the Forum with
account for all measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. These measures
have been carefully developed in cooperation with Rospotrebnadzor in compliance
with WHO requirements.