Philips’ Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow: 15 cities, 9 countries and 9,000 kilometers in 69 days

August 3, 2010

Philips has travelled through the heart of Africa for nearly three months. We have visited 15 cities in 9 countries and have traveled over 9,000 Kilometers in 69 days to share the ways in which our solutions can improve the quality of people’s lives across the continent.



We’ve met with key stakeholders - from government agencies, to NGOs, and local companies, -  in major African cities with one goal: to help improve the lives of people through our new solar energy solutions and our healthcare initiatives with local governments.


Highlights of the Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow






Solar-powered floodlighting

Solar-powered lighting: Uday Mini

Healthcare Roundtable in Tanzania

For further information, please contact:

Santa van der Laarse
Philips Corporate Communications
Tel: +31  20 59 77209

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