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University of Alicante Science Club analyses how to recover the national health system after COVID-19 destabilisation

Translated by Irene Nieva Moratalla

Rafael Bengoa, a medical specialist in Community Health and co-director of the SI-Health Institute for Health and Strategy, will be responsible for the new session of the Club tomorrow

 

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Alicante, Wednesday 9 December 2020.

On Thursday 10 December, the Science Club of the Alicante City University Venue is organising a new session, which will focus on analysing the recovery of the national health system after the destabilisation caused by the COVID crisis. Rafael Bengoa, a medical specialist in Community Health and co-director of the SI-Health Institute for Health and Strategy, will give an online lecture tomorrow. He will be introduced by Josep Bernabeu, doctor of Medicine and History of Science professor at the University of Alicante.

Though the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i) UA Divulga, this activity has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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Rafael Bengoa

Rafael Bengoa is a doctor specialising in Community Health from the University of London. His professional track can be followed in several social policies and health management documents addressed to the European, Spanish, and Basque Parliaments (Abril Report, ESADE Report, Osasuna Zainduz). He has worked for 15 years at the World Health Organisation, where he was in charge of the Chronic Disease Department and then of the Health Systems Division until 2007. Moreover, he was vice president of the European Union programme Horizon 2020. In 2009, he was appointed Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Basque Government, from where he led the transformation of the health service towards a more sustainable, technological, and proactive model focused on chronic patients’ needs. He is a Senior Fellow of Harvard.

He currently co-directs the Institute for Health and Strategy (SI-Health) with Patricia Arratibel, supporting governments, health and social reforms in Spain, and several European countries such as Ireland, Scotland, England, and the USA.

 

 

 

 

 

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