That was the question posed to the guests assembled for the APRIL Foundation’s first annual dinner debate, held on Tuesday 27 June at Paris’ Maison de l’Amérique Latine.
The guest list included a host of experts, members of parliament, journalists and members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Science and Ethics Committee. The evening’s discussion was chaired by Professor Franck Chauvin, Professor of Public Health and Preventive Health Director at St-Etienne University Hospital, and formerly President of the Senior Council for Public Health.
The dialogue was remarkably positive and constructive, in keeping with the multidisciplinary, 360° approach that will inform the APRIL Foundation’s upcoming projects.
Eric Maumy, President of the APRIL Group, spoke of the challenges facing the future of our health system, while Céline Falco, Chair of the APRIL Foundation and President of the Scientific Committee of SOS Médécins, highlighted the importance of getting all parties involved in health promotion and preventive care on the same page.
“We are convinced that we find ourselves at a turning point: because health issues are at the forefront of public debate, because the general public are simultaneously inundated with information and seeking answers to their own questions, because our healthcare system is tired… We have an opportunity to change the narrative, to make the collective and individual leap from ‘cure’ to ‘care’.”
Sophie Ferreira Le Morvan, Delegate General of the APRIL Foundation.