The main objective of the round table “Radical improvement of public health — an essential condition of the Russian society and economy modernization” is deeper understanding of the health systems impact on the state of population health and critical analysis of the latest evidence on effective strategies for improving health systems functioning with regard to increasing demands to ensure their sustainability and the principle of solidarity.
In his interview the author sums up the results of his long scientific research activity and formulates what should be done to get the humanity out of the “consumption swamp”, in which it found itself at the turn of ХХ и ХХI centuries.
It is easier and cheaper to prevent any disease than to cure it. Today most of us understand this clearly. Healthy lifestyle politics has been adopted by the state. Disease prevention priority is emphasized in the state program of public health development, in a number of federal and capital laws. Creating healthy lifestyle conditions, development of physical culture and sports are unifying people and contributing to patriotism and pride of the own country. In her interview the Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Tatiana Yakovleva dwelled on the need for preventive health care and its possibilities.
The XXII Olympic Games are over. The FIFA World Cup is up ahead. All these sports milestones represent tremendous opportunities for promoting and cultivating a healthy lifestyle. Now it is very important to maintain such spirit that after the Olympics it should be prestigious to go in for sports, and especially for own health. We need to build a complex system that would contribute to sports skills development of children, that should allow to distinguish among them talented and promising athletes from an early age, beginning with pre-school institutions, where there are practically no classes of physical training today. How to be correctly and properly engaged in such prevention measures and on whom to rely to a greater extent — on medicine, health care, doctors or yet on ourselves? All these aspects were covered in the interview with Nikolay Kharitonov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on regional policy and the North and the Far East problems.
Academician Vladimir Skulachev — the leading Russian biologist with the highest citations rating in prestigious scientific journals, director of the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, the MSU professor. The scientist regards study of aging processes as the main direction of his scientific career. And in the last five years he specified an audacious goal: to cancel the aging process in living cells, programmed by the nature, to win a number of geriatric diseases and to postpone death. The project that became one of the few examples of successful domestic innovation, managed to survive in difficult Russian conditions only thanks to private investments.
Among the numerous participants of the II Regional Forum of social projects “Human Health — our contribution into the country’s future” there are representatives of public associations, non-profit organizations, but mostly students and volunteers from different regions of Russia. These are people who are interested not only in maintaining their health, but primarily in healthy lifestyle popularization, its widest possible dissemination, and therefore interested in really healthy generation.
Scholars and practitioners of the newly independent states have argued enough about effectiveness of the alcoholism fighting models. Conventionally it is possible to distinguish seven conceptual approaches to alcohol problem in the world. It is evident that each model contains various modifications, but we have no time and space for detailed material presentation, which is worth perhaps not one but several monographs.