The Philips Center for Health and Well-being

Our philosophy and vision

The Philips Center for Health & Well-being is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life around the world by identifying barriers to health and well-being, and developing solutions to overcome these barriers. Together with a diverse range of independent experts, global agenda setters, policymakers and opinion leaders we will debate and define the critical problems that society is facing. And we will co-define or recommend solutions for overcoming these problems with the aim of improving health and well-being now worldwide.

 
About the Philips Center for Health and Well-being

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About Philips and health & well-being

Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, with a mission to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.

 

Global themes we'll be discussing

Livable cities

Keeping cities livable, healthy

Approximately 50% of the World’s population live in cities and urban areas. And it is predicted this will rise to 66% in 2050. We will address the challenges facing policy makers, planners and governments in building sustainable, beautiful and safe environments with a high health status.

Sustainable healthcare

Sustaining healthcare systems

As the number of people over the age of 60 will grow from 500m today to 2 billion by the year 2050, the challenges facing global healthcare are significant.  The demands on our healthcare systems are continuing to rise as we are getting older and requiring more care as we age. Our governments do not have sufficient funding and healthcare systems do not have enough trained healthcare professionals. One acknowledged alternative for breaking this vicious cycle is healthcare at home – or outside the hospital in the community.

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The Philips Center for Health & Well-being is focused on improving the lives of people around the world