New healthcare systems in the world
In collaboration with DOC Generici and Foundation for Subsidiarity
Amitabh Chandra, Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, HKS and Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, HBS; Walter Ricciardi, President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; Roberto Speranza, Minister of Health. Introduced by Giorgio Vittadini, President of the Foundation for Subsidiarity.
The pandemic has brought infectious diseases, which seemed to have almost disappeared in the most developed countries, back into focus. Inevitably, the debate on how healthcare systems should be organised in the near future to cope with this epoch-making change has exploded worldwide.
Aspects that until yesterday were less central, such as prevention, personal and collective hygiene, and the relationship between local medicine and hospitals, are back in the spotlight. In addition to this, there are also fundamental phenomena such as the increase in chronic diseases compared with acute diseases linked to the ageing of the population, which were already leading to radical changes in treatment systems and even in the very concept of health. The Italian Health Minister discusses this with two leading experts and consultants from the British and American health systems, within a broad international perspective.