"In the face of adversity and limited resources, they are leveraging digital technologies, performing early screening and testing, providing basic treatment or timely referral, and driving healthcare innovation for underserved populations."
So says Margot Cooijmans, director of Royal Philips Foundation, which, per its 2022 Annual Report, provided quality health care to more than 26 million people in "underserved communities" across East Africa, India, and Latin America over the course of the year.
That's an increase of 50% over the year prior, the New York Times reports.
"Our work to enable long-term, sustainable system change in healthcare provision for underserved communities, as well as providing support in crisis situations, has never been more relevant," says Ronald de Jong, chairman of the Philips Foundation, per a press release.
The organization, which aims to provide access to quality health care for 100 million people a year by 2030, focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as improving mother and child care and accelerating access to acute and emergency care.
Among its projects in 2022: helped more than 100,000 children in Uganda be screened for rheumatic heart disease; provided ultrasound services to pregnant women in 10 countries; and created a Knowledge Hub to share its expertise Read the Entire Article
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Social enterprise leaders throughout Europe are urging local authorities to use their powers to help the third sector grow. During a two-day European Commission event in Strasbourg, councils in member states are called upon to use a variety of methods to support the sector.