EYEAFRICA TV: Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Chief executive officer of Royal Philips Africa has told Eye Africa TV US bureau chief that the global health technology leader’s 40 billion Euros contract with the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands could be the beginning of the company’s expansion of services on the African contenent.
Jasper Westerink said what made them unique about the project is thst Africa has a long history in driving large scale projects. “We do not focus on equipment but we offer full key solution,” he said.
Mr. Westerink said in thier work, they get all the relevant stakeholders around the table and together to design the best possible solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion.
Mr. Westerink said Philips as a company made a commitment to impact 3 million lives by 2025, saying “We are continuously engaging with governments and stakeholders to meet our target of making impact which we are more than interested to share with Africa.”