A healthy dose of disruption? Transformative change for health and societal
While we have made considerable advances in health, there are a number of areas
that seem to be at a stalemate despite ample evidence on how to move forward.
Examples include the topic of health reforms in general; tackling AMR; addressing
health inequalities; advancing primary healthcare and making universal health
coverage a reality for all. Even where robust frameworks and roadmaps are in
place, for example to deliver on the Agenda 2030 Goals, often change does not
happen fast enough.
This is a time of new beginnings, with a newly elected European Parliament, a new
European Commission and a newly elected Regional Director for WHO-Europe
on the horizon. The question is therefore timely: how to catalyse transformative
change for health and societal well-being?
Do we need a healthy dose of disruption to make progress or to speed up
processes of change?
What are the catalysts and facilitators to strengthen primary
healthcare, to train a new generation of doctors and nurses, or to create an
interoperable eco-system for digital health? How can we guarantee equal access
to innovative therapies, tackle air pollution or halt the escalating burden of NCDs,
to name just a few central challenges in the modern age of health policies? In the
political arena, we have recently seen major upheavals such as Trump´s
Presidency, Brexit and the growth of populist movements in Europe, exposing
threats to the fabric of social cohesion. This highlights the importance of
envisaging how health and social systems should function to be truly effective
and efficient, and working towards the kind of society we want.
The era of disruption is upon us, and provocative action can catalyse change in
areas where we are lacking momentum and leadership to expedite organic
transformation. All sectors need to be actively committed to health-positive
policies as they face their own hurdles. However, it is vital that actors are
supported to develop the skills and expertise needed to embrace and navigate
these opportunities and challenges - only then can we be prepared to ride the
wave of disruption to better outcomes for all.
Come and join us for the 22nd EHFG, and help build capacity to navigate a better
future for health in Europe in these volatile times.
Programme available online here
Registration available online here
Civil society & academia*
Early bird until 15 July 2019, 24.00 CET:500 EUR
Standard rate: 600 EUR
Government & Administration*
Early bird until 15 July 2019, 24.00 CET:700 EUR
Standard rate:800 EUR
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Standard rate: 1800 EUR