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The right to health is unavoidable, unless you’re the Italian Democratic Party

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Commentary. After the pandemic, the governance of sustainability cannot be separated from innovation and the need to reform health systems, knowing full well that there is no point in reforming except as part of an investment policy.

written by Ivan Cavicchi

Topic Italy

July 4, 2022

As chance would have it, while the PD was holding its summit on health care in Rome – where it dismissed the issue of sustainability, reducing it to a simple problem of increased spending – in Stockholm, the Health Summit 2022 was being held at the Karolinska Institutet, and in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR) was being launched.

Before that, the same issue had been addressed in Davos, the Mecca of capitalism, which had organized a specific session on the subject of the pandemic, “Collaborating to Build Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems”; and also by the usual London School of Economics, which also took part in setting up the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience.

In short, all over the world, the post-pandemic discussion on sustainability has opened up – very much unlike at the PD’s summit.

Apart from the concepts of resilience, innovation and reform, the notion that dominates........

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