The annual Healthy Life Forum is the main event taking place as part of Healthy Life, a public project launched by the Roscongress Foundation with the aim of identifying practical proposals to improve healthcare and implement national projects to increase the life expectancy of Russian citizens.
The Forum takes place with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
The 2020 edition of the Healthy Life Forum was held on 27 October at the Rossiya Segodnya International Multimedia Press Center. The event took place under the motto of ‘Responding to global challenges’.
In 2020 Forum focused on the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines and the modernization of the healthcare personnel system. The most significant areas of government responsibility in healthcare also came under the spotlight. These included tackling diabetes, preventing and reducing cardiovascular diseases and the impact they had, reducing cancer mortality, fighting the spread of HIV, increasing life expectancy in Russia to 78 by 2030, ensuring natural population growth in the country, and more.
The Healthy Life Forum brought together representatives of federal and regional government bodies, key figures from the medical community, members of various unions and associations, and renowned experts in the field.