By Haruna Gimba
The Royal Philips, said it is working to improve the lives of three billion people by the year 2025.
Speaking at the opening of ‘Philips Live! Innovation Experience Conference 2016’ in Nairobi, Kenya, the CEO of Philips East Africa, Roelof Assies, said the conference aims to show cases innovations that will shape the future of healthcare.
Royal Philips, is a Dutch technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronic, healthcare and lighting.
“Our mission is to improve the lives of 3 billion people by 2025. This is a bold and daring vision. But looking at the state of the world, it is a path worth taking,” Assies said.
The Philips Live! Innovation Experience 2016 provided a glimpse into the future of healthcare; attendees were taken on an experiential tour through an immersive setting, highlighting solutions that enable people to live a healthier life, innovations that make care highly personalised and more widely available to those who need it, and ways in which connected care empowers healthcare practitioners and patients, especially in cardiology care.
“Innovation has been and will always be at the heart of Philips and the Philips Live! Innovation Experience underlines how we are pushing the boundaries to improve people’s lives with a host of localised solutions and services.
“With a presence in Africa for over 100 years, Philips is committed to providing effective, sustainable and value based solutions to the continent. We hope to inspire our customers and partners and demonstrate the steps we can take together to improve people’s lives across the continent,” Roelof Assies added.
A statement issued by African Press Organisation (APO), said cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, and is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030.
It was reported that cardiology care was a key theme at the event.
According to the report, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by changing behaviours and eliminating risk factors.
Health Reporters gathered that the event showcased, innovations that can help clinicians treat cardiovascular disease by speeding detection, diagnosis and treatment, driving more effective recovery and home care, and encouraging prevention and healthy living.