Healthcare System Resilience Summit


January 31, 2022





The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on health systems, testing them to and beyond their limits. This crisis has prompted those who design and govern healthcare systems to ask important questions around what could have been done differently to prepare for the crisis and how we can change health systems to make them more resilient to future crises and sustainable in the face of long-term pressures. The Health System Resilience Summit organized by the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR) brings together global leaders, innovators, academics, policymakers, patients and healthcare professionals to explore what we need to do now in order to strengthen health systems and so this pandemic would hopefully trigger positive change for the future.

The Asia-Pacific Hub of Reform for Resilience Commission at the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation is excited to take part in this event at World Expo Dubai. Reform for Resilience co-chairs José Manuel Barroso and Malcolm Turnbull, commissioners Chen Chien-jen and Stan Shih, and APAC Hub advisory board chair Chang-Chuan Chan will deliver remarks during the Keynote Session and PHSSR Launch session on January 31.

Event Program on January 31, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gulf Standard Time

Session 3: Key Note – Building more resilient and sustainable health systems for the future

1:00 p.m. | Welcome and opening address
Nadine Hani, session host & journalist, Al Arabia News
Minister Lena Hallengren, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Government of Sweden (video)

1:08 p.m. | Introductory statements from Health Minsters in the Region
His Excellency Dr Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi
His Excellency Fahad Al Jalajel – Minister of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
His Excellency Dr Bander Al Knawy – Chief Executive Officer of Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs

1:30 p.m. | Strengthening health & health systems globally
His Excellency José Manuel Barroso, Chair GAVI, President of the EU Commission 2004-14
Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Former Prime Minister of Australia 2015-18

1:55 p.m. | National Policymaker’s perspectives
Prof. Chen Chien-jen, Vice President of Taiwan 2016-20
H.E. Dr Jamal Al Kaabi, Undersecretary MoH UAE
Prof Ahmed Aljeadi, Deputy Minister KSA

2:20 p.m. | Technological innovator’s perspective
Leif Johansson, Chairman, AstraZeneca
Vincenzo Ventricelli, CEO Philips Middle East, Turkey and Africa
Mr. Stan Shih, Founder and Hon. Chairman, Acer Inc

2:51 p.m. | The Japanese context
Professor Keiso Takemi, House of Councillors, Japan

2:55 p.m. | Closing remarks
Nadine Hani, session host & journalist, Al Arabia News

Session 4: Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR): Global Expansion Launch Event

3:30 p.m. | Welcome and opening remarks
Nadine Hani, session host & journalist, Al Arabia News
Børge Brende, President World Economic Forum
Pascal Soriot, CEO AstraZeneca
Frans van Houten, CEO Royal Philips

3:40 p.m. | Ministerial Addresses
Carolina Darias, Minister of Health, Spain
Maggie Throup, Minister of Health, UK

3:50 p.m. | The impact of PHSSR in Italy and Poland
Domenico Mantoan, Managing Director, National Agency for Regional Health Services, Ministry of Health, Italy
Prof. Americo Ciccheti, Director of Research of the Health Technology Assessment Unit (hospital based HTA Unit), Fondazione “A. Gemelli” University Hospital (Rome)
Professor Iwona Kowalska-Bobko, Head of Health Policy and Management Department, Jagiellonian University, Poland

4:15 p.m. | PHSSR global expansion
Prof. Alistair McGuire, Head of Department of Health Policy, LSE
Genya Dana, Head of Healthcare, WEF
Iskra Reic, EVP Europe and Canada, AstraZeneca
Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, VP Government and Public Affairs, Philips
Preetha Reddy, Vice Chair, Apollo Hospitals
Anna van Poucke, Global Head of Healthcare, KPMG

4:35 p.m. | Building Health System Resilience in the Asia-Pacific region
Prof. Chang-Chuan Chan, Dean, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University & Chair, International Advisory Board, Asia-Pacific Hub Reform for Resilience Commission
Miyata Hiroaki, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy Management, Keio University

4:50 p.m. | Building a more resilient healthcare system in the UAE
Dr Farida Al Hossani, Director of Communicable Disease and Official Spokesperson of the Healthcare Sector

4:55 p.m. | Summit close
Nadine Hani, session host & journalist, Al Arabia News

Detailed event program can be found here.

The event is open to public.