“NCDs such as cancer are on the rise in Ethiopia”, says Roelof Assies, General Manager, Philips East Africa. “At Philips we are using our expertise and network to ensure that there is knowledge sharing taking place; organizing this workshop is an important step in that direction. Assies continues: “Training is another key area that requires urgent attention. Technology has little value without sufficiently skilled staff to operate and maintain it. Our local clinical trainings are essential to sustainably improve the quality of healthcare in Ethiopia.”
Philips has recognized that human resource development should be considered the most critical issue for continued sustainability of healthcare projects and safeguarding a high quality of care. During a two-day program, Philips will provide clinical trainings for local healthcare professionals at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa. Through workshops and clinical trainings, Philips aims to inspire new lines of thinking and to enable local healthcare professionals to bring the quality of care to a higher level.