Saving the Russian health system

Leonid Roshal, world renowned children’s surgeon, Director, Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Emergency Children's Surgery and Traumatology Chairman, Russian Public Chamber Health Commission

1933 – Born in Livny, Orlovsk region
1957 – Graduates, State Medical Institute, specialising in paediatrics
1961 – Joins Moscow Regional Scientific Research Clinical Institute
1970 – Receives doctorate
1981 – Head, emergency surgery and children's trauma department, Moscow Paediatric Scientific Research Institute
1982 – Named professor of medical sciences
1988 – Founder, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
1993 – Member, Board of Directors, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
1996 – Named Children’s Doctor of the World
1997 – Expert, World Health Organisation
2002 – Awarded title of Russian National Hero
2003 – Head, Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Emergency Children’s Surgery and Traumatology
2003 – Initiates Doctors Against Terrorism movement
2005 – Named European Of The Year by Reader's Digest Magazine

The improvement of healthcare was made one the top priorities of Putin’s second term and a national project, supervised by President-elect Dmitry Medvedev. Has the government’s effort already brought some fruits or is there more work needed? To discuss, we have invited to our studio a leading expert for the World Health Organization and a member of the Public Chamber of Russia, Professor Leonid Roshal.