The State of Health in Ireland

Mr Tony Canavan, President of HMI, recently participated in a webinar discussion entitled “The state of health in Ireland” The webinar was organised by the European Commission’s Directorate for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).

Following the publication of the 2021 Country Health Profiles with the OECD and the European Observatory on Health Systems (WHO), the main objective of this webinar was to present a data-based account of the state of health systems in each country from a comparative, EU-wide perspective.

The panel discussion focused on :

  • how national health systems are sustaining positive changes and transformations developed in response to the pandemic
  • underline governments’ priorities, actions and investments in the area of health deemed necessary to slowly return to normality, despite the looming threat of the pandemic.

Tony was joined on the panel by Muiris O’Connor, Department of Health; Jonathan Claridge, European Commission; Federico Pratellesi, European Commission; Maya Matthews, European Commission and Giullanme Dedet, OECD.

You can watch the webinar here.