Cardiovascular health risk factors in India

28 May 2015, 9:00-18:00, Mumbai time

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Mumbai, India

About the event

India is facing a pandemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are challenging current public health provisions and insurance funding models. Understanding the drivers behind this epidemic is vitally important.

You are cordially invited to join Cardiovascular health risk factors in India, introducing the Systematic Explanatory Analyses of Risk factors affecting Cardiovascular Health (SEARCH) collaboration, a joint research initiative by Swiss Re and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The event will feature a presentation by one of the authors who analyzed the most important risk factors leading to cardiovascular disease, along with risk transfer tools that aim to protect health insurance policy holders against such occurrences.

Health matters - the risks India faces are considerable, the opportunities potentially huge. Join the discussion of this fascinating challenge and let's create a platform for discussion that could change the way stakeholders view this risk and its impact on society in the long run.

Vivek Kuruvila
Head of L&H Client Markets, India
Swiss Re

Agenda

08:30

Welcome coffee and tea

09:30

Introduction
Ms Winnie Ching, Head of Health Solutions Asia, Swiss Re

09:45

SEARCH project overview
Dr Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

10:30

Cardiovascular health in India: Need for an equity-based perspective
Dr S (Subu) V Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

11:15

Break

11:45

Steps India needs to take to address the CVD risk
Prof K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India

12:00

Vision for assessing and managing CVD risk for India
Panel discussion moderated by Prof K. Srinath Reddy

  • Mrs Yegnapriya Bharath, Joint Director, Health, IRDAI
  • Mr G. Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director, New India Assurance Company Ltd
  • Dr Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

13:00

Lunch

14:15

SEARCH: Financial implications for India
Dr Detloff Rump, Chief Underwriter Asia, Life & Health, Swiss Re

15:00

How can insurance effectively play a role in managing CVD risk?
Ms Sohila Kwan, Product Innovation Actuary, Swiss Re

15:45

Break

16:15

Setting the stage for funding the health care gap discussion
Mrs Yegnapriya Bharath, Joint Director, Health, IRDAI

16:30

Funding health care in India
Panel discussion moderated by Winnie Ching, Head of Health Solutions Asia, Swiss Re

  • Mrs Yegnapriya Bharath, Joint Director, Health, IRDAI
  • Dr Nachiket Mor, Chair, CARE India; Member of RBI board
  • Mr V K Sharma, Managing Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India
  • Mr G. Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director, New India Assurance Company Ltd
  • Dr S (Subu) V Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

17:30

Closing remarks
Mr Vivek Kuruvila, Head of L&H Client Markets, India, Swiss Re

17:45

Networking cocktail

20:00

End of event


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Summary

Only around 25% of the population have access to health-care services in India and we can do more to improve that.

India's output growth accelerated to 7.5% last quarter, putting it ahead of China as the world's fastest growing large economy. Although the country has seen the fastest annual growth since 2011, India stands on the verge of rapid shifts in health among the high growth markets and faces a big challenge with the high incidences of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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