What changes should health systems promote to protect citizens? And what are the roles of medicine and hospitals during and after the pandemic? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by international experts at the “Rimini Meeting 2020”, a traditional event of the Catholic Church in Italy. The event takes place between the 18th and 23rd of August.

Next Friday (21), the meeting will be invited by the sanitary worker Luís Eugenio de Souza (ISC / UFBA), professor and researcher at the UFBA Institute of Public Health. Participation will be broadcast live, at 8 am (Brasília time), through the event’s channel on Youtube ( link here ).

During the meeting, the professor intends to highlight the importance of strengthening primary health care to face this and future pandemics. “It is essential to strengthen the basics: good primary health care, well articulated with epidemiological surveillance, so that health systems are able to quickly identify suspected cases, treat and isolate them, track the contacts of these cases, test them and quarantine them ”, observes Luis Eugenio.

About Rimini Meeting

The “Rimini Meeting” is an event held 40 years ago in Rimini, Italy. In the last week of August, the city becomes the capital of international culture, with the participation of personalities from politics, economics, religion, intellectuals, sportsmen and artists, who come together for debates, shows and shows. The origins of the meeting lie in the Communion and Liberation Movement, founded by priest Luigi Giussani.

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event won a special edition with debates in live streaming format .