On 12–13 December 2023 WHO/Europe and the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia will co-host a high-level health systems conference titled “Trust and transformation: resilient and sustainable health systems for the future” to commemorate 15 years of the Tallinn Charter.
Health systems across the region are struggling to respond to new challenges and crises. An ageing population and increased comorbidities, the uptake of digital tools in the health sector, the emergence of expensive novel medicines and technologies, the impact of climate change, and growing patient dissatisfaction are all impacting the way health systems in Europe operate.
The 15th Anniversary Conference is set against the backdrop of the legacy and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place in a much-changed geopolitical, social and economic landscape. The main aim of the conference is to put forward a vision for new and integrated health systems that recognize the key roles of patients and health workers, and capture their voices and needs.
The conference will also be livestreamed on the WHO/Europe website.