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Philips hosts a discussion on transforming health systems in emerging markets

Philips hosts a discussion on transforming health systems in emerging markets

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  • Sharing successful and scalable business models to achieve universal health coverage.
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At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death.

On the occasion of the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., Philips will gather together influential stakeholders from the private and public sector to discuss how innovative business models, such as Managed Equipment Services, can strengthen health systems.

The aim of the evening is to define and agree on concrete actions to get better, bigger, faster initiatives to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. The discussion will address key elements: appropriate (financial) risk sharing to ensure sustainable transformation, investments in medical technologies and solutions, human resources and capacity constraints, and long-term-performance based contracts. The dinner will be hosted by Henk Siebren de Jong, Chief of International Markets at Philips. The discussion will be facilitated by Raj Kumar, President & Editor-in-Chief of Devex.

Event information:

Name event: Philips and Devex Dinner on Transforming health systems in emerging markets

Where: Washington D.C., the Dacor House

Date: April 19, 2018

Speaker information:

Henk Siebren de Jong

Henk Siebren de Jong

Chief of International Markets, PhilipsHenk Siebren de Jong joined Philips in 1990 and has held a number of leadership roles in the company’s former Consumer Lifestyle businesses. Since 2012, Mr. de Jong has held the position of Philips’ Market Leader in Latin America. He has established a more customer-centered approach in Philips consumer health businesses, as well as a more innovative solutions-based approach in Philips’ professional healthcare businesses.

Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar

President and Editor-in-Chief, DevexRaj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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