“Universal Health Coverage, which is an integral part of the UN Sustainability Goals, is a basic right to health that more than half the world’s population still fails to enjoy,” said Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer at Philips. “Redressing that imbalance is why Philips, as part of its mission to improve people’s lives, is committed to improving access to healthcare for 400 million people a year in underserved communities by 2030, largely by focusing on primary care solutions.”
Jan Kimpen will put forward his ideas on implementing UHC in a high-level panel discussion titled ‘Creating enabling ecosystems for digital health’. This panel discussion, which is co-hosted by Philips and Devex, takes place on Tuesday, September 24, the day after the UNGA 74 High-Level Meeting on UHC, making its subject material especially relevant. It also coincides with publication of a new research report by Devex focused on addressing the challenges of implementing the digital health technologies on which UHC will heavily rely. The findings of the report will act as initial input for the panel discussion. Jan Kimpen will be joined in the discussion by leading social enterprise, World Health Organization, NGO, private foundation and Ministry of Health representatives from around the world.