The women of  Africa

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With your help, Philips Healthcare will address the issues surrounding maternal and child health and will tackle the burden of non-communicable diseases.

Integral to this is the transformation of healthcare infrastructure, the development of innovative technology solutions, and the building and sustaining of human capacity.

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Monday, Jun 8, 2015

Creating a better future for africas mothers and children

By Ronald de Jong, Chief Market Leader, Royal Philips


Africa’s economic revival is improving millions of people’s lives across this vast, dynamic continent. And yet, in many African countries, about one out of five newborns do not survive their first day of life...

Monday, Apr 6, 2015

Healthcare IT through the lens of emerging markets

By Peter Ziese, MD, VP and Head of Sales & Marketing Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips Healthcare.


How technology, data and informatics is changing the game for emerging markets...

Sunday, Apr 3, 2015

How the private sector can drive developmental growth

by Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Global Head of Government Affairs B2G for Philips, nominee to the board of PMNCH, the ‘Partnership’.


For a company like Philips, innovation isn’t simply defined by the products we create, distribute and constantly adapt to make them even more meaningful and sustainable...

Friday, Mar 13, 2015

New kinds of partnerships to change the world

One of the most profound philosophies we carry at Philips is that, for our work to be truly meaningful, we need to make a difference to people’s lives.


Success cannot simply be measured in numbers, personal achievements or headlines but in lightening the burdens on others, to make the world a better place.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

Saving Lives at Birth with a Philips Wind-up Fetal Doppler

by Maarten van Herpen, Innovation Director Africa & Head of the Philips Africa Innovation Hub


Every year, 2.8 million newborns die within the first 28 days of life. Complications during labour and delivery are responsible for approximately a quarter of these neonatal deaths worldwide...

Sunday, Dec 18, 2014

African innovation: Locally relevant, globally promising

By Frans van Houten, CEO Royal Philips


Africa is turning its obstacles into opportunities by developing innovative technologies, business models and partnerships. As a result, millions of Africans are enjoying better access to food, energy and health care, boosting the strength of both communities and economies. One day, African innovations may help industrialized nations tackle challenges of their own.

Monday, Dec 9, 2013

All Healthcare is local

Dr. Eric Silfen, Chief Medical Officer, describes in 2 posts programs running at this moment in Uganda and Tanzania: innovations that are relevant and meaningful, with a lasting impact on local infrastructure by expanding access to healthcare.


Continue (Uganda)

Continue (Tanzania)

Jul, 2013

Video Ronald de Jong

Ronald de Jong, Executive Vice President and the Chief Market Leader of Royal Philips, visited Nigeria. During this video he expressed his support for the objectives of the Fabric of Africa campaign

Jul, 2013

Video Peter van de Ven

Description of our ambitions for future programs in Africa by Peter van de Ven, general manager and vice president, Philips Healthcare Africa

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