Spotlight
29th April 2017

Members of the inaugural meeting of the Sciana network have spent days contemplating the challenges facing the health and health care systems of today, and of the future. But when theorising solutions to  these challenges, Sir Harry Burns, professor of global public health at the University of Strathclyde,  Scotland, stresses the importance of not falling victim to the belief that one grand scheme is the solution.

29th April 2017
From Salzburg to beyond

After two days of input, sharing experiences and listening to expert opinions, the third day of the inaugural meeting of Sciana saw the members focus on what comes next: what will they individually and collaboratively do once they leave Salzburg and return to their respective countries?

28th April 2017
Three countries, three systems, many lessons to learn

Sciana brings together health leaders from three different countries: Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Each country has well-developed and deeply entrenched health care systems, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures.

28th April 2017
Ina Kopp – “We need to start caring for our societies at an early stage”

The German, Swiss and British health care systems are very different, each tackling distinct difficulties regarding reform, funding, and political trials. But despite these differences, they still face many of the same broad challenges; from ageing populations and depleted workforces, to the ever-increasing costs of health care.

27th April 2017
Ilona Kickbusch – “A small group really can make a difference”

When confronting the key issues facing health and health care over the next 20 years, Ilona Kickbusch believes demography cannot be discussed without addressing inequality. As significant portions of the population in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland grow older, Kickbusch says addressing the inequalities of aging is vital.

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