YFG Interview: health democracy in action

The final episode of the YFG interview series focuses on a participatory approach in the COVID-19 pandemic. Dheepa Rajan, Health Systems Advisor, Department for Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization and Young Gasteiner Matej Vinko, Public Health Specialist, National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia, elaborate on the elements of participatory health governance and how civil society can better be part of decision-making processes.

YFG Interview: Digital Health Applications

This episode of the YFG interview series focuses on digital health applications and spotlights the German experience. Julia Hagen, Director Regulatory & Politics, Health Innovation Hub, German Federal Ministry of Health, introduces the DiGA – Digital Health Applications and learnings from the process. Interviewed by Michele Calabrò, Policy Adviser, European Patients’ Forum.

YFG Interview: Solutions to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on health inequalities?

Ghazala Mir, Associate Professor, Leeds University, UK, has her research interests in health and social inequalities. Her research covers disadvantaged ethnic and faith communities, women and people with learning disability. She is the Chair of the UK Inequalities Research Network.

During the EHFG 2020, Ghazala Mir was a panellist in the session “Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on health and health inequalities”. Young Gasteiners, Lela Sulaberidze, Curatio International Foundation, and Sabah Boufkhed, King’s College London, interviewed Ghazala on the related topics.

YFG Interview: COVID-19 Vaccine development

This episode of the YFG interview series looks to COVID-19 vaccine development – where did we stand just a few months ago? Beate Kampmann, Director of the Vaccine Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Young Gasteiner Suvi Karuranga, Epidemiology Manager, International Diabetes Federation, discussed this highly topical issue shortly after the European Health Forum Gastein 2020.