Philips holds fifth pan-African Cairo-Cape Town road show

Royal Philips is expanding its business footprint on the continent and is committed to sustainable healthcare and lighting solutions during its fifth pan-African roadshow.

This year’s road show will have an increased focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in addition to mother and child care.

Philips remains committed to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, linked to the current UN Millennium Development Goals, as well as the economic and social goals of the UN post-2015 Development Agenda.

The need for energy-efficient lighting and the revitalization of the African healthcare infrastructure are key challenges facing Africa today. Philips calls for improving universal access to healthcare and reducing the double-disease burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Next to healthcare solutions, Philips will introduce its latest LED and solar innovations during the road show. More than 600 million people in Africa currently have no access to electricity; Philips’ off-grid LED solar powered solutions illuminate the most remote areas and provide energy-efficient lighting. Philips has committed to installing 100 "light centres" to off-grid communities by 2015.

Additionally, Philips has committed to lighting up and illuminating one iconic monument in every city visited during the road show with the latest LED technology.

"We have been in Africa for many years and have a strong installed base of our equipment, but we strongly acknowledge the benefits of dialogue during this road show and the need for our company to listen to the local market and understand how we can adapt our products to better serve this continent", summarizes JJ van Dongen, Philips Senior Vice President and CEO.

For more information please follow the Cairo to Cape Town road show

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