Members of the Health Connect-EU Group traveled to Brussels on June 18 to present to the European Commission (both Health and Research and Innovation General Directions) the content of the recently approved Strategic Research Agenda in Health. Health Connect-EU Group is an initiative led by the IDIBAPS which, with the support from AGAUR ACC1Ó and the Generalitat de Catalunya, includes about 60 components that work in health issues from the public and private sector: universities, hospitals, foundations, companies, research centers, technology centers, business associations and others.
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This is the corporate video that was projected during the presentation of the CELLEX Biomedical Research Centre, which took place on January 10th. With the video IDIBAPS wants to summarize the diversity and potential of the research that will develop the 23 research teams working in the new facilities.
The CELLEX Biomedical Research Center has been presented, a new space where professionals from the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) will continue to develop their full potential. The new center has five floors equipped for last generation biomedical research located in the south wing of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (Casanova, 143). During the presentation the facilities were visited by the Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), Andreu Mas-Colell, the Minister of Health of the Catalan Government, Boi Ruiz, the director of the UB Dídac Ramirez, the president of the private foundation CELLEX, Pere Mir, and the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Transfer of UB, Jordi Alberch, accompanied by the Director of IDIBAPS, Ramon Gomis, and other authorities. The inauguration ended with an academic session.
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Although progress is being made in reducing the number of child deaths each year, pneumonia still kills more children than any other disease.
Fight pneumonia, safe a child, is the motto for the World Pneumonia Day, a day for the world to focus on the disease that kills more children than any other, pneumonia.
The new center will be managed by the Eixample Primary Health Care Consortium (CAPSE), a body composed of the Catalan Health Care Institute and Hospital Clínic, Barcelona. The center will house the Primary Care Team (EAP) of Barcelona Area 2-C, currently located in the outpatient building of Hospital Clínic, on C/. Roselló. It will have more space in which to provide quality health care in the catchment area. Special attention will be paid here to disease prevention and health promotion.
Is it possible for the public health care model and private health care to coexist? And if so, how should it be done? This was the topic of the latest Quiral Opinion discussion, a meeting organized by the Fundació Vila Casas to debate the social and health care news that most interests the Catalan press. On this occasion, Dr. Catalina Cabrer, director of Barnaclínic was a co-star of the debate on public and private health care and defended collaboration between the two systems, and said that “proposing a model of coexistence means potentiating efficacy, efficiency, equality, sustainability and, above all, quality of health care services”.
The representative of Hospital Clínic shared the table with the managing director of Grup Mútua de Terrassa, Esteve Picola. Among the audience were three journalists specializing in the health care sector (Milagros Pérez Oliva, ombudswoman for El País; Angels Gallardo of El Periódico; and Carmen Fernández of Diario Médico), and medical professionals from different institutions, including Dr. Miquel Vilardell, head of the internal medicine department of Hospital Vall d’Hebron; Marc Soler of the College of Physicians of Barcelona; Jacint Corbella, chairman of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia; and Mateu Huguet, director of the Institute for Health Care Studies. Also taking part in the debate was Dr. Raimon Belenes, CEO of Hospital Clínic. You can find the conclusions and opinions of the participants in the discussion.