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REPRESENTATIVES OF INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND NATURAL SCIENCES TOOK PART IN THE II ALL-RUSSIAN FORUM OF HEALTH VOLUNTEERS

21.04.2017

REPRESENTATIVES OF INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND NATURAL SCIENCES TOOK PART IN THE II ALL-RUSSIAN FORUM OF HEALTH VOLUNTEERS

Several years ago All-Russian Health Volunteers` Initiative was organized. In the beginning of 2017 regional office was established in the Republic of Mari El on the basis of Institute of Medicine and Natural Sciences of Mari State University.  

Every spring medical volunteers meet in Moscow to discuss their problems and share experience of their work. In mid-April solemn opening ceremony of the II All-Russian Forum of Health Volunteers took place in Moscow. Delegation of Mari State University took part in this Forum.

About 300 participants from 70 regions of our country came together on the platform of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University to share experience in the development of medical volunteer activity in Russian regions.

Veronika Skvortsova, Public Health Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexey Palamarchuk, Deputy Head of Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, Valery Ryazansky, Chairman of the Committee of Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on social policy, Melita Vuynovich, Representative of World Health Organization in Russia, Petr Glybochko, Chairman of the Association Council of rectors of medical and pharmaceutical higher educational institutions, Rector of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, presented on the opening ceremony.

During the first day students met the legend of medicine Leo Bokeria, a main cardiosurgeon of Russia, President of All-Russian civic organization League of Nation`s Health, Member of  the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. For one hour students could ask questions related to the career of doctor.

The second day of the forum began with interesting meeting with Pavel Zenkovich, deputy minister of education and science of the Russian Federation.

In the framework of All-Russian Forum of Health Volunteers a round-table discussion Model of professional orientation work with school students: top-down approach, workshop Fundraising. Effective work with sponsors and partners of events expert meeting Contribution of health volunteers to the sanitary and preventive education of citizens were organized.

The II open meeting of All-Russian Civic Initiative Health Volunteers was the final point of the forum.

Pavel Savchuk, Chairman of All-Russian Civic Initiative Health Volunteers, opened the meeting with welcoming address and said that this is a key event for the whole health volunteer initiative. Elena Semyonova, referent of the Department for medical education and human resource policy of Public Health Ministry of Russia, and Artyom Metelev, co-Chairman of the Council of Association of volunteer centers, Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, were honorable guests of this event.   

The third day of the forum began with discussion related to medical care of public events, including All-Russian Festival of Youth and Students 2017 in Sochi. Health volunteers will perform as partners of festival on All-Russian Festival. It`s important to note that Russia is a country of opportunities. A big volunteer program is an important component in organization of such major event, - noted Sergey Pershin, program director of World Festival of Youth and Students 2017.

Participants of the forum had to draw up a road map to develop health volunteer initiative on foresight-session. They were concerned by the lack of legal framework determining the activities of the volunteers from a legal point of view, lack of insurance for volunteers, unawareness of the population of health volunteer activity and so on.

During the solemn closing ceremony of the forum managers expressed their gratitude to participants for their cooperation and responsiveness.

Kristina Podorozhnuk, student of Institute of Medicine and Natural Sciences: All-Russian Forum of Health Volunteers was intensive and interesting! We made new friends and gained immense experience. We are sure that our work in the region will be fruitful.


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