SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH

Programme

Health Futures Forum aims to help the audience advocate for the use of  a futures-oriented approach to  longer term planning  for health, well-being and health systems by engaging leading futures and public policy professionals across the Region.

Day TOPIC

Futures of Society

The COVID-19 pandemic, like others in the past, may result in significant changes in societies, which may in turn have an impact on health, well-being and health systems. ​This topic introduces and contextualizes future changes in societies with a focus on social inequalities and social contracts. It reflects on their potential impacts on health, well-being and health systems. The exploration of the future and the potential impacts is also compared historically with the long-term societal impacts of previous pandemics/epidemics​.

* Please note, the programme is scheduled to run in Manila time, GMT +8

09:30 - 09:35
09:35 - 09:45
Opening remarks
Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director
09:45 - 10:15
Intro and Futures at WHO WPR
10:15 - 10:25
Introduction to topic Society
10:25 - 11:00
Futures of Society
11:00 - 11:05
Screen Break
11:05 - 11:10
Signal Vignette: Society
11:10 - 12:05
In conversation: Society
12:05 - 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:10
Introduction to the afternoon
13:10 - 14:20
14:20 - 14:30
Closing remarks

Day TOPIC

Futures of Technology, Innovation, and Economy

Technology and innovations are key areas in which pandemic-propelled rapid changes will have an impact on the future of health, well-being and health systems.​ This topic introduces and contextualizes the rapidly accelerating futures of health innovations and new technologies and their potential impact on health, well-being and health systems. It also explores some of the changes associated with the governance of rapidly advancing technologies and innovations.​

Major historical pandemics had major economic consequences. The New Futures Report found that governments and households will likely face increased poverty which will affect health spending in the coming years.​ This topic will explore the future of health financing and how pandemic-propelled economic “shocks” and cyclical macro-fiscal trends may impact health, well-being and health systems.

* Please note, the programme is scheduled to run in Manila time, GMT +8

09:30 - 09:35
09:35 - 09:45
Introduction to Day 2
09:45 - 09:55
Introduction to topic Technology & Innovation
09:55 - 10:30
Futures of Technology & Innovation
10:30 - 11:05
Futures of Technology & Innovation
11:05 - 11:10
Screen Break
11:10 - 11:15
Signal Vignette: Technology & Innovation
11:15 - 12:25
Roundtable: Technology & Innovation
Moderator: Will Knight
12:25 - 13:20
Lunch Break
13:20 - 13:30
Introduction to topic Economy
13:30 - 14:05
Futures of Economy
14:05 - 14:10
Signal Vignette: Economy
14:10 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:30
Closing remarks

Day TOPIC

Futures of Health

The topic will explore health innovations, trends and behaviors and what past crises and pandemics can teach us about building more resilient futures of health. ​ An exploration of topics including resurgent diseases, new health innovations, and renewed forms of health leadership.​

* Please note, the programme is scheduled to run in Manila time, GMT +8

09:30 - 09:35
09:35 - 09:45
Introduction to Day 3
09:45 - 09:55
Introduction to topic Health
09:55 - 10:30
Futures of Health
10:30 - 11:25
In conversation: Health
11:25 - 11:30
Screen Break
11:30 - 12:40
12:40 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:35
Introduction to afternoon
13:35 - 13:40
Signal Vignette: Futures Oriented Planning
13:40 - 14:50
Roundtable: Health Futures Forum Recap
Moderator: Alejandro Reyes
14:50 - 15:00
Closing remarks

Health
Futures
Forum

24-26 August 2021
Starting at 09:30 AM Manila Time (GMT +8)

Health Futures Forum is open to everyone.

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