Promoting expert patients as co-creators and disseminators: Prior, during and after the pandemic

Date

Monday, November 16th 15:15 - 16:15 (Swiss time)

 

Presentation

Underlying the achievement of most SDG3 targets is universal access to and uptake of quality, affordable health services (SDG target 3.8), the large majority delivered close to where people live and work (i.e. primary care). Most parts of the world have seen expansion in the access to health services and coverage of key interventions over the last two decades. There have also been notable improvements in financial protection.

Yet, in many countries, large coverage gaps remain, and the COVID-19 slowed down or halted these processes.

The current pandemic is a test for health systems and the universal health coverage achievement.

It has become more evident that patients play key role.

The key to dealing with todays public health challenges and changing landscape is not to change strategic direction, but to transform the way health and social services are organized, funded and delivered.

For health access and coverage to be truly universal, it calls a shift from health systems designed around diseases and health institutions towards systems designed for people, with people. The people/patient-centred approach requires patient engagement at all stages of the process from the design to evaluation: from research to implementation, from health policy to service delivery, and from recipients to co-creators.

Modern patient advocates need motivation, knowledge, skills, attitudes and ability to engage in all these steps in order to be effective co-designers, co-producers and co-deliverers of patient centric health systems.

 

Moderator

Arianne Alcorta

Arianne Alcorta
Journalist

 

Speakers

Karen Alparce-Villanueva

Karen Alparce-Villanueva
Board Member, Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO)

Bisi Bright

Bisi Bright
CEO and Founder, LiveWell Initiative (LWI)

Angela Grezet

Angela Grezet
Association Savoir Patient

Neda Milevska Kostova

Neda Milevska Kostova
Board Vice Chair, International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO)