CEIF Health Systems under Pressure

Experiences from India and Central Europe
When: Sep 10th, 2020 11:30
Where: Online Meeting

Event overview

The Forum was created around an Indian-Czech-Romanian initiative to foster higher-order relations and enhanced dialogue among Central European countries (Czechia, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, and Serbia) and Indian counterparts. It aims to encompass key issues and stakeholders from the two sides and welcomes high-level participants from different sectors.

The first meeting of the Central Europe - India Forum, originally planned to be held in Prague on June 15 - 16, 2020, had to be postponed due to the global pandemic. As a new date is being determined, the Steering Committee decided to go online and organize a series of virtual events. The first one titled “India - CE relations in Post-Covid World Order: First Lessons Learned” took place in June – report from the event can be found here. The second online ‘by invitation only’ event will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020 and carries title of “Health Systems under Pressure: Experiences from India and Central Europe.”

In the spring this year, health systems around the world came under pressure from the fast growing number of COVID-19 patients. Since then, many countries eased the initially draconic restrictions and are trying to get back to “normal”.  The current developments, however, indicate that the pandemic may be far from over. Regardless of the coronavirus, what do we need to learn about how to better equip our health systems to deal with major outbreaks like this or other types of health emergencies? What have been the main lessons learnt? What roles have emerging AI systems played in varied aspects of the pandemic response? Have new technologies helped streamline the capacity of health systems to deal with a sudden surge in patients?  Are there early signs that the relevant authorities may have learnt from this experience?

What is the future outlook for critical areas of failure in many of our systems, from reducing dependencies on external sources of materials and medicine (such as on China), and securing supply chains, to an improvement in human resources and research funding, and planning for crisis scenarios as opposed to day-to-day routines, improving communication with the public and coordination with all stakeholders (public and private), pricing and accessibility of treatments, etc.? 

Currently, some of our problems seem to have found a solution in the forthcoming vaccine; but with its production, we may get into yet another dependency. How will it be distributed? Will the vaccine be affordable or will it be a privilege?   

Further online session focusing on technology, sustainable economy or human capital after pandemic is prepared for the months to come and will set the ground for the initial CEIF meeting in 2021.

The Central Europe - India Forum strives to enhance the mutual flow of information and knowledge in the fields of research and technology, business and trade, civil society, politics and security between India and Central Europe and to contribute to strong and diverse relations among the represented countries including promoting cooperation, creating and fostering sustainable networks, and identifying new opportunities. The project is developed, led, and organized by the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi), KEYNOTE (Prague), and the GlobalFocus Center (Bucharest).

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About the Project

The Forum was created around an Indian-Czech-Romanian initiative to foster higher-order relations and enhanced dialogue among Central European countries (Czechia, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, and Serbia) and Indian counterparts. It aims to encompass key issues and stakeholders from the two sides and welcomes high-level participants from different sectors.

The Forum strives to enhance the mutual flow of information and knowledge in the fields of research and technology, business and trade, civil society, politics and security and to contribute to strong and diverse relations among the represented countries; to promote cooperation; to create and foster sustainable networks; and to identify new opportunities. It aims to offer a permanent platform, combining internal focused discussions within specific agendas with a public component, aimed at highlighting the importance of CE-India relations and educating the public about key opportunities and challenges in this regard. It is developed, led, and organized by KEYNOTE (Prague), the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi), and the GlobalFocus Center (Bucharest).

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