What does "global health" mean?
Everyone has their own ideas about "global health," yet some key aspects can be identified that can define the term. The focus is on the impact of an increasingly globalized world on health. These include social inequalities due to international trade, transmission of diseases through travel, and effects of climate change.
At the same time, the term is oriented toward access to healthcare for all, with a particular focus on vulnerable and underprivileged populations. In short, health is not only a personal right, but above all a human right and concerns everyone.
Healthcare is fundamental for our well-being but also the basis for the stability and prosperity of every nation. At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.
Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers
Ultimately, in the context of global healthcare, we are as strong as the most vulnerable of us - the pandemic taught us that.
Stable healthcare is not established in all parts of the world. Particularly hard-to-reach regions and target groups have insufficient access to healthcare - if any at all.
In addition to high-tech products and solutions for global networking of healthcare professionals, it is above all the people themselves who can transform healthcare.
Global healthcare dialogue
To create safe, global healthcare and ensure access to it, it is not enough to work only locally.
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Multi-stakeholder collaboration is one of the keys to overcome the often dysfunctional status quo of global health. Civil society, science, the private sector, and politics are united in their ambition of providing accessible, available and affordable healthcare for all. Digitalization will enable us to improve access on a global scale.
Christoph Zindel, former Managing Board Member, Siemens Healthineers