Global health: meeting with ambassadors


In a historical moment of great migrations like the present one, the Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital and its University are increasingly attentive to the concept of internationalization. The Polyclinic follows patients from other countries, with medical, nursing and administrative staff speaking several languages and providing foreigners with the same care, professionalism and empathy that they offer to Italian patients. The University is international in terms of training, thanks to the new Medicine & Surgery course, which responds to the needs of a global medicine.

As part of the collaboration between Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched last October, the ‘Health and Diplomacy' conference was held on 18th February: a reflection on the topic of global health and on the relationship between diplomacy and health. Present at the meeting, Amb. Elisabetta Belloni affirmed the importance of coordination between the various European countries and the world and highlighted the role of diplomacy in making this coordination effective.

Global health today represents a challenge especially in the cardiovascular and oncology fields, given the prevalence of these diseases worldwide and the mortality associated with them, as explained by Prof. Francesco Grigioni, director of the Cardiology Unit, Prof. Gian Paolo Ussia, Head of hemodynamics and Prof. Giuseppe Tonini, Director of the Oncology Unit. During the conference also Prof. Vincenzo Denaro, Chief physician emeritus of the Orthopedics Unit and scientific director of “Health and Diplomacy”, who highlighted the increase in the elderly population and disorders of the musculoskeletal system that impact on the quality of life of the elderly.

The meeting was also attended by Paolo Sormani, general manager of the Polyclinic; Marta Risari, Deputy Director of the Polyclinic; Massimo Maria Caneva, coordinator of the “Health and Diplomacy” Program of the Polyclinic; Raffaele Calabrò, rector of our University; Amb. Luigi Vignali, President of the MAECI Foreign Affairs Club and general manager for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies and the ambassador Renato Varriale, general manager for Human Resources and Innovation of the MAECI.

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Health and Diplomacy