Public Health is a critical aspect of medicine and healthcare that is often overlooked in times of crisis, such as the Covid pandemic. Preventative measures and resources are necessary to protect the health of all citizens, as emphasized in the ‘Take care of your health’ meeting. Elena Andradas, general director of Public Health of the Community of Madrid, stresses the importance of investing in prevention programs and maintaining updated information systems. She also highlights the need for training at all levels, particularly for health professionals.
Collaboration between different entities and private companies is vital in the field of Public Health. Juan Carlos Gil, general director of Moderna for Spain and Portugal, emphasizes the importance of investment in production and distribution of vaccines to guarantee access for patients in Europe. As part of these efforts, Moderna has made significant investments in Spain and plans to continue doing so. Additionally, collaboration with scientific societies and universities is crucial for the advancement of Public Health initiatives.