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The importance of data, quality indicators and systems: Messages to the MENA region when setting long-term care policies

As part of the GCRF partnership work, Professor Shereen Hussein held a series of interviews with researchers at the National Research Council, Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies in Rome Italy. Talking to Daniela Luzi, Fabrizio Pecoraro and Angelo Rossi Mori, they highlight the importance of research, data, technology and quality indicators as core elements when developing long-term care policies in the MENA region. They highlight the importance of policy and research to work together to develop effective and equitable long-term care systems.

Watch the interview with Fabrizio Pecoraro, Researcher at the National Research Council, Rome, Italy.

Watch the interview with Daniela Luzi, Researcher at the National Research Council, Rome, Italy.

Watch the interview with Angelo Rossi Mori, Researcher at the National Research Council, Rome, Italy.

Founder and Director
Shereen Hussein is a Health and Social Care Policy professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.
Shereen Founded the MENARAH Network in 2019, through an initial grant from the Global Challenge Research Fund, UKRI. She is a medical demographer with expertise in ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care systems. Shereen regularly collaborates with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank in policy and research focused on ageing in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Shereen received her undergraduate degree in statistics and a postgraduate degree in computer science at Cairo University. She completed an MSc in medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and a PhD in quantitative demography and population studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.

National Research Council, Rome, Italy

Angelo Rossi Mori is an associated researcher at Institute for Population and Social Policies (IRPPS) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the body in charge of applied and basic research according to the policies of the Italian government. His research is focused on methodologies about design principles and evaluation of technology-enhanced health policies at National or Regional levels, to support a disruptive innovation of the health sectors.

His research experience concerns the Integration of Social and Health Care, Chronic Disease Management, Value-based Care, eHealth Roadmaps, Personal Health Records, the semantics of clinical terminologies, in collaboration with the two Federations of Local and Hospital Health Authorities (FIASO and Federsanità ANCI) and the Italian “Home and Digital Care” Association of manufacturing and service companies.

He assisted the Health Regional Authorities of Sicilia, Campania, Calabria on a sustainable approach to eHealth and modern telemedicine and is the coordinator of the Area for models in the Action Group B3 on “Integrated Care” of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPonAHA). He has participated in several EU Projects (including GALEN, KAVAS, IREP, C-CARE, PROREC, EHR-Q-TN, eHealth ERA, RIDE, ANCIEN, STOPandGO); he helped to create CEN/TC251 and ISO/TC215 on standards for health informatics; in HL7 he was a member of the Technical Steering Committee and the chair of Templates SIG.