In November 2013, Philips and AMREF Flying Doctors announced that they will work together in a partnership to structurally improve healthcare infrastructure and provision in Africa. Both parties will leverage their respective strengths to help tackle inadequately equipped medical facilities and inadequately trained staff as a way to better address the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases across the continent. AMREF and Philips will also work with local stakeholders to develop and implement large-scale projects to make healthcare more accessible to the local population.
We sought similar partnerships in our ‘Fabric of Africa’ campaign launched in 2013. The campaign’s primary intent is to enter into public/private partnerships with local and international stakeholders to improve healthcare delivery in the areas of non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, healthcare infrastructure, technology and clinical training. Philips has developed innovative, low-resource setting health technologies and e-Health solutions to address the challenges in the African market. More information on this campaign can be found at www.philips.com/fabricofafrica.