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sustainable planet

 

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Combatting pneumonia using Philips ChARM monitor
Pneumonia causes more than 900,000 deaths annually among children under the age of 5, accounting for 16% of child mortality worldwide1.


Pneumonia causes more than 900,000 deaths annually among children under the age of 5, accounting for 16% of child mortality worldwide1

Of these, 99% of deaths occur in developing countries in low-resource settings, typically rural areas with very limited or poor healthcare facilities or with low-skilled health workers.

 

With its commitment to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 to improve health and wellbeing, Royal Philips and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, agreed to scale an innovation called ChARM. This is, a monitor which automatically detects respiratory rate in children under the age of 5 in order to improve the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low resource countries.

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Of these, 99% of deaths occur in developing countries in low-resource settings, typically rural areas with very limited or poor healthcare facilities or with low-skilled health workers.

 

With its commitment to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 to improve health and wellbeing, Royal Philips and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, agreed to scale an innovation called ChARM. This is, a monitor which automatically detects respiratory rate in children under the age of 5 in order to improve the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low resource countries.

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Of these, 99% of deaths occur in developing countries in low-resource settings, typically rural areas with very limited or poor healthcare facilities or with low-skilled health workers.

 

With its commitment to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 to improve health and wellbeing, Royal Philips and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, agreed to scale an innovation called ChARM. This is, a monitor which automatically detects respiratory rate in children under the age of 5 in order to improve the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low resource countries.

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Of these, 99% of deaths occur in developing countries in low-resource settings, typically rural areas with very limited or poor healthcare facilities or with low-skilled health workers.

 

With its commitment to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 to improve health and wellbeing, Royal Philips and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, agreed to scale an innovation called ChARM. This is, a monitor which automatically detects respiratory rate in children under the age of 5 in order to improve the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low resource countries.

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Of these, 99% of deaths occur in developing countries in low-resource settings, typically rural areas with very limited or poor healthcare facilities or with low-skilled health workers.

 

With its commitment to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 to improve health and wellbeing, Royal Philips and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, agreed to scale an innovation called ChARM. This is, a monitor which automatically detects respiratory rate in children under the age of 5 in order to improve the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low resource countries.

Driving sustainability at Rijnstate through green healthcare


An increasing number of hospitals around the world are running green sustainability programs while recognizing that public health and a healthy planet go hand-in-hand. In doing so they are acknowledging that cutting back on waste and driving for responsible use of scarce resources can help achieve significant cost savings.

 

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Addressing access to quality care through the Community


County Government of Kiambu, Kenya

Access to quality primary healthcare is an ongoing problem across Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa region, every year some 80,0001  women die during pregnancy or childbirth, and 440,000 infants do not survive their first month.  

 

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