“Social protection must face future health challenges” | Mangaluru News
Mangaluru: Federico Salas Lotfe, Mexican Ambassador to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Maldives, reiterated the importance of a holistically developed social protection system to be better equipped to face future health challenges and crises. . He was speaking on the 8th Foundation Day of CHD groupa public health organization holding special consultative status with UNECOSOC, here on Monday.
In his inaugural speech, Salas spoke about the various consequences of the pandemic in the diplomatic sector, the fragility of the health system and the restricted access of marginal groups to health care. He stressed the need for WHO to reform and be better prepared.
Dr Harsha Somaroo, President of the Public Health Association of South Africa, also a Medical Specialist at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and Technical Advisor, Gauteng Province, Department of Health, South Africa South, highlighted the importance of how cross-sectoral sectors need to collaborate and address policy gaps on various determinants of health and reform health and non-health actors. She was a strong supporter of mainstreaming health in all policies as a guiding principle for the world’s coming times.
Among the panelists, CEO of Dakshina Kannada ZP, Kumar highlighted the various challenges faced in India during the pandemic, and how the agriculture and education sectors have been affected, in addition to the impact on workers. immigrants. The issue of reverse migration was addressed and how various government programs can be popularized was highlighted. He also pointed out how Pustaka Goodu (book nest) as a concept that has started to gain popularity around villages can be further extended.
Dr. Edmond Fernandes, Founder and CEO of CHD Group, spoke about the journey of CHD Group over the past eight years and discussed its plans in India and around the world and how global health policies should be integrated with health at the center of discussions around the world.
Dr. Ramdas Pai, former WHO consultant, spoke about the role of social responsibility of medical schools towards community care and the responsibility of medical schools to care for the community. He also pioneered concepts to explore new avenues in creating guidelines for future risks.