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

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Veronika Skvortsova

Veronika Skvortsova

Head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency
Quotes
24.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Drivers of Growth in National Healthcare Systems
Russia is actively helping doctors and nurses from African countries to upgrade their skills under the Muskoka initiative and a special Russian programme. Over 6 years, between 2013 and 2018 leading research centres have trained over 250 neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric resuscitationists, anesthesiologists, and infectious disease specialists. That was a profound training
24.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Drivers of Growth in National Healthcare Systems
Our cooperation has a long history rooted in the past. We believe that healthcare cooperation with African countries is a priorities of the Russian Federation’s international policy
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Introducing Russia to Africa
Potential partnership with the countries of the African region is based on developing the contractual basis of our bilateral cooperation in healthcare
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
Since the Soviet times it was a tradition that African students get their healthcare training at Russian universities. Today, over 3 thousand citizens of African countries study in Russia, and for nearly 500 of them the education is fully subsidized by the Russian Federation
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
Russia traditionally plays an active role in aiding the African countries in healthcare. This can remain our priority today
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Pathways to a Healthy Life in the Far East
General mortality in the Far Eastern Federal District is on par with the average mortality in Russia, even a bit lower. But FEFD has a unique population composition, and employable population is the majority. If we take a look at mortality rate in employable population, we will see that it is 21% higher than average in Russia. <…> There are 60% more deaths of external causes than on average in Russia – socially significant infections such as tuberculosis cause twice as many deaths as on average in Russia. And all major mortality factors show a 15–20% higher number
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Pathways to a Healthy Life in the Far East
If we take the health improvement programme in general, there is a whole set of preventive measures. <…> There is a special federal project under the Demography national project that aims to create a system of public health and promote healthy lifestyle. <…> It includes establishing a network of public health centres directly connected to every community, creating individual regional programmes to promote healthy lifestyle. <…> It also includes corporate healthcare. Two years ago, we signed a charter with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. We stay in close touch with the Ministry of Labour, and we have created a database of the best corporate practices. <…> The second part is a health assessment that will engulf the whole country, as well as transition to preventive checkups. <…> And of course, it is a targeted prevention of infections, which is done on a massive scale through vaccination. <…> Over the last ten years, we managed to decrease flu-related mortality by over 20 times
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East
Given the long distances, it is necessary to change the transport logistics of medical care. Over the past three years, we have accomplished quite a bit in terms of developing sanitary aviation, and this is one of the most important priorities for the Far East
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East
First of all, [in the regions of the Far East, – Ed.] logistics have been addressed: three-level health care system has been created within each of the 11 regions. The system is based on basic primary health care, but it has a second level: a network of inter-district, inter-municipal centres, responsible for the quality of emergency specialized care. And then there is the third level of the system: high-tech regional medicine
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East
Modern medicine cannot exist without digital technology. We have some accomplishments in the Far East: we created 19 vertically integrated specialized medical systems that link 24 national federal centres with third level institutions, such as subregional, regional and national hospitals in all 11 territories. This is a live connection, it operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and during the first half of the year more than 1600 consultations were held in all 11 territories
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East
Clearly, changes in the country's healthcare can be indirectly assessed by the inbound medical tourism numbers. At the end of 2016, I reported to the President that we had 35,000 foreign patients in the country. In 2017 it was 120,000; it reached 300,000 in 2018; and 530,000 in the first half of this year. The flow of Russians to Germany and Israel decreased 6 to 12 times depending on the treatment focus
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East
We increased our life expectancy by 0.8 years over the current six months, i.e. we are ahead of schedule. Of course, these are averages, but they still reflect the trend
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East
When we talk about the Far Eastern District, we understand that these are 11 very different constituents of the Federation, which have significant differences in climate, geography, population density, and distances between settlements
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Creating innovative medicines and new horizons in healthcare
In 2016, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation established a cluster for direct innovative development by creating a special federal centre – the Centre for Strategic Development, which collects and analyses information, compiles databases of competent specialists in each of our country’s 85 regions and across all sectors. The development of this cluster allowed us to move on to new organizational mechanisms
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Creating innovative medicines and new horizons in healthcare
Combining fundamental breakthrough discoveries with new technologies would allow us to move on to creating medicines that can cure diseases that are incurable today
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Architecture of Public Health: International Experience and National Priorities
Forty-one per cent of deaths in Russia are potentially avertable. Of this figure, just under half are avertible through a comprehensive set of reasons stemming from economic, social, and other factors. We call this public health. This is about promoting health in general and encouraging people to lead healthy lifestyles
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Architecture of Public Health: International Experience and National Priorities
We are interested in increasing funding for the system. We are currently working at the point of maximum efficiency. <...> We have squeezed everything we can from our rates. <...> If another resource appears, we will be able to take the next step
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Architecture of Public Health: International Experience and National Priorities
The idea [of universal healthcare] first emerged in Russia in the 1930s with the Semashko system
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Healthy Life Expectancy: The Foundation of Social Development
A person’s lifestyle contributes at least 60% to his/her health. That’s why people themselves can make the greatest contribution. Our job is to get each person actively involved in the process of taking care of their health
13.02.2019
Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+ 2019
Towards Life Expectancy of 80 Years in Russia: Challenges and Solutions
The biggest part of living a healthy lifestyle must be done by the person themselves, which means that they must be informed and motivated, they must develop the right emotional mindset, and must be surrounded by the conditions necessary to lead a proper, healthy lifestyle. The main paradigm of contemporary healthcare is taking each person from being a passive participant to being an active partner in the care for their health
13.02.2019
Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+ 2019
Towards Life Expectancy of 80 Years in Russia: Challenges and Solutions
The average life expectancy increase the world over is 0.15 to 0.25 years
13.02.2019
Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+ 2019
Towards Life Expectancy of 80 Years in Russia: Challenges and Solutions
Before us is the goal of reaching a life expectancy of 80+ by 2030. To achieve this goal, in 2024 we must save an additional 230 thousand lives compared to 2017, which is 40 times larger than what we save now
13.02.2019
Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+ 2019
Towards Life Expectancy of 80 Years in Russia: Challenges and Solutions
The most important investment in the development of a country is the development of human potential, increasing the life expectancy, improving standards of living and the health of the population
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Increasing Russian Life Expectancy by 2030
All factors that affect life expectancy can be divided into immediate and indirect. The latter ones include economic development and economic contribution, financial support for health care and social determinants. The social determinants account for up to 40% of the impact, but they cannot be effective bypassing the primary factors that affect morbidity and mortality
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Breakthrough Technologies in Medicine: Evolution, Revolution, Organization
The clinical and economic effectiveness of any new technology is very important. <...> Whatever we say about innovation, everything that we do must be safe for the patient
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?
The state is interested in removing and updating the medical infrastructure with the help of advanced private medical organizations. But the state should coordinate territorial planning on the basis of a single geo-information map
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?
There must be an equal partnership between every person and their doctor, a person who accompanies their health, preventing possible diseases
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?
The priority of prevention and predictability should be laid in the basis of developed health care. In the next 30 years, this should be a contour digital single space with the ability of each person to obtain all the necessary information, which supports them on the basis of constantly monitoring their health
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?
The issue of accessibility for Russia is very important, because we have a huge territory, uneven population density and huge interregional differences
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?
Classical medicine" four "P" - participatory, predictable, preventive, personified is the future which we are going towards
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Pathways for the Medicine of the Future: Who Will Treat People in 30 Years’ Time?
The main difference between today and 30 years from now will be the development of science, biotechnology and other technologies