Jan-Willem Scheijgrond heads up the global network within Philips that is responsible for the relations with governments and related stakeholders to address societal challenges in particular in the area of large scale healthcare transformations. He is also responsible for partnerships with partners such as the United Nations, GAVI, and the World Economic Forum. In that role he is focusing on partnerships that strengthen health systems in support of achieving universal health coverage. He is a board member of the Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Child Health and a member of the Global Finance Facility Investors Group.
Providing universal health coverage for all is one of the targets within the Sustainable Development Goals. It is extremely ambitious and, to achieve it, new and innovative forms of financing will be needed. Philips’ Jan-Willem Scheijgrond and Omar Campos discuss the steps both public and private sector actors need to take to push this target forward.