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Healthy Life Project: Key Results of 2022

27 December 2022
Проект «Здоровое общество»: главные итоги 2022 года

More than 50 events were held as part of the Healthy Life project in 2022. Over the course of the year, key discussion topics included the import substitution of medicine, expanded cooperation with Asia-Pacific countries in matters concerning healthcare and pharmaceuticals, support for traditional family values, projects to promote health protection and healthy lifestyles, and ways to improve the country’s demographic potential.

«Protecting the health and well-being of Russian citizens is a strategic task, which requires an integrated approach and the united efforts of all concerned parties. A healthy society can only be created based on an open and direct dialogue that should involve the public authorities, leading industry experts, opinion leaders, representatives of the professional and scientific community, as well as society itself through the institutions that represent it. The Healthy Life project serves as an aggregator of the entire healthcare agenda, and this is why the discussion of thematic healthcare tracks in the format of public debates using the project’s platform directly contributes to the drafting of practical proposals to achieve the goals that have been set,» Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

The Healthy Life Project organized discussions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Eastern Economic Forum, Russian Labour Safety Week, the 1st National Health Care 2022 national congress with international participation, and the Young Scientists Congress.

The Russian Pharmaceutical Forum ‘Ensuring Drug Security’ was held for the second time with the support of the Subcommittee on the Regulation of the Drug Circulation of the State Duma’s Committee on Health Protection. The forum’s central objective was to identify the main focus areas for the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia and around the world. The discussion participants noted the adoption of key government decisions, specifically on such issues as maintaining the availability of medicines, achieving the financial stability and technological independence of pharmaceutical industries, and fulfilling state guarantees for the provision of drugs to the public. They also emphasized the localization of pharmaceutical production, the development of scientific expertise, as well as the creation of new markets. The next forum will take place on the opening day of SPIEF 2023.

The Conference ‘Creating a Healthy Society in the Far East and Arctic’ was organized for the first time on the opening day of the Eastern Economic Forum with the support of the Healthy Life Project as part of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. At the conference, experts discussed ways to preserve children’s health and family health, improve the demographic situation in Russia, and how to change destructive behavioural patterns that lead to a large proportion of deaths in the country among people in the working age group of 40 and 60 years. One of the themes of the event was the role that women play in implementing public projects to promote a healthy lifestyle in remote areas. The conference participants also discussed the quality, accessibility, and safety of medical care. This discussion will continue in January 2023 with the Roundtable ‘Does the Arctic Region Need a Special Approach to Healthcare? Modern Technologies and Innovative Solutions’.

The Healthy Life Project organized the International Conference ‘Values and Opportunities in a Multipolar World’ in the United Arab Emirates for the first time as part of its efforts to engage in international cooperation. The event brought together more than 250 participants from the UAE and Russia and paved the way for productive, mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and the UAE on key socioeconomic development and cultural policy issues. The conference included business events dedicated to such issues as international cooperation in the advanced healthcare system, the transformation of modern education, adapting business to conditions in the new realities, the unifying role of culture and art, strengthening traditional values in a multipolar world, and many others. The discussions outlined plans to expand the partnership between the two countries, including in the pharmaceuticals industry.

The Healthy Life Project’s activities not only involve organizing and holding events on healthcare issues, but also promoting the values of a healthy lifestyle and supporting public projects in this regard. The Healthy Life Project team organized the ‘Women for a Healthy Society’ platform, which brought together proactive women from around the country to promote healthy and active lifestyles. In spring 2022, the ‘Women for a Healthy Society’ competition recapped its activities and selected the best initiatives among women leaders to create a healthy lifestyle culture and develop a responsible attitude to people’s health. The award ceremony for the finalists and winners of the Women for a Healthy Society competition took place at the Federation Council. Based on the selection results, an interactive map of projects was created for the Russian regions, in addition to digital profiles of participants who promote healthy lifestyle ideas. The next competitive selection will take place in 2023.