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What are policy options for effectively tackling medical deserts?

March 15, 2023 @ 14:00 - 15:00

What are policy options for effectively tackling medical deserts? During this interactive webinar on March 15th, the partners of the Action for Health and Equity: Addressing medical Deserts (AHEAD) will dive into this question (and more).

Representatives from the AHEAD country teams will share policy options gathered during participatory consensus-building workshops with stakeholders in Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania and Serbia. The policy options should contribute to addressing medical deserts and improve access to healthcare for those in underserved areas. In addition, Katarzyna Ptak-Bufkens (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission) will join the webinar and provide reflections on the policy options presented by the country’s representatives. The webinar will be moderated by Aysel Rahimli (project coordinator for AHEAD, Wemos, Netherlands).

Date: Wed March 15, 2023
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 PM (CET)
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Moderator:
Aysel Rahimli – project coordinator for AHEAD (Wemos, Netherlands)

Reflections by:
Katarzyna Ptak-Bufkens (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission)

Presentations by:

  • Bianca Ferraiolo – Head of the Representative Office to the EU (Cittadinanzattiva, Italy)
  • Corinne Hinlopen – Project officer for AHEAD (Wemos, Netherlands)
  • Dana Farcasanu – Medical doctor and Executive President (Center for Health Policies and Services, Romania)
  • Milena Santric Milicevic – Prof Social Medicine (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Sergiu Otgon – Human resources for health expert (National Public Health Agency, Republic of Moldova)

The AHEAD project aims to reduce health inequalities by addressing the challenge of medical deserts and medical desertification in Europe. The team behind the project consists of the Center for Health Policies and Services (Romania), Cittadinanza Attiva (Italy), Media Education Centre (Serbia), National School for Public Health Management (Moldova), Wemos (lead partner organisation – Netherlands), and VU Athena Institute (Netherlands).