July 5. Urban Health Hall. 13:10 - 14:10

Panel discussion

Hygiene regulations. Are the epidemics still on the urban agenda?

The twenty-first century is known as the century of lifestyle diseases, but the health of urban dwellers continues to be affected by infections that have not yet been defeated. The flu, measles, HIV are not imaginary epidemics, but a potential threat, considering also the fact that viruses are progressing while we are combating them. Especially dangerous in this case is the “anti-vaccination movement”, included in 2019 by the World Health Organization in the top ten threats to human health. Preventive measures are an important function of protection, which the city is certainly involved in today.

  • How do cities deal with epidemics today? - What are the dangers of outbreaks of “old” epidemics?
  • How can city management and its urban planning influence the epidemiological situation?
  • How does refusing to be vaccinated affect the epidemiological situation?


Yury Krestinskiy
Chief of Advisory Board, SKOLKOVO Healthcare Development Centre


Vyacheslav Smolensky
Deputy head, Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare
Sanna Vesikansa
Deputy Mayor for Social Services and Health Care
Konstantin Voytsekhovich
Advocacy Adviser, UNAIDS RST EECA
Marit van Lenthe
President, Médecins Sans Frontières, Holland
Graham Alabaster
Chief, Sanitation and Waste Management UN-Habitat
Vladimir Kutyrev
Head, Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute "Microbe"


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