Citizens play an essential role in advancing health systems; however, historically, their role has been a passive one. In the current context, the need for a more active participation by citizens, as advocates and decision makers, to control the pandemic and to contribute to their constant well-being has become evident.
Their participation in the long term is key to continue promoting the transformation of systems so they focus on the needs of the population.
For many diseases, patients and their families know more than anyone else about the issue; that is why they should have decision-making power.”
Head of Medical Affairs Pharma International at Roche