The world population is expected to grow to 8.5 billion people by 2030. This will be accompanied by the challenge of providing access to high-quality healthcare services for all. It is expected that chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity will continue to rise in the coming decades. At present, chronic diseases already account for 75% of our total global healthcare costs. These expenses are projected to continue to rise due to the growing and ageing population, leading to increased pressure on our healthcare systems.
Improving the quality of life
At First Dutch, we believe that promoting innovation in the healthcare and life sciences sector is of great social importance in regard to improving quality of life. As a healthcare organisation, we are driven to encourage the development of technological advances and innovations that help society prevent, manage and treat complex diseases.
In addition, our leading testing, inspection and certification (TIC) activities have created several industry standards that ensure industrial products and services are safe, efficient and reliable. We also offer independent assessment services to ensure that products and services comply with the highest compliance levels so as to strengthen the protection of people and the environment.
Learn more about our activities in health
Boosting innovations in healthcare: NLC Health
To improve well-being, quality of life and health, First Dutch is committed to boosting innovations…
Reliable protection against chemical hazards: ProQares
ProQares, a partner of the First Dutch family of companies, tests materials, such as clothing…
Guiding people with a distance to the labour market towards a sustainable workplace: Dariuz
An inclusive society is––in Dariuz’s view––a civilised society. A world in which all people, including…
Enabling a safer industrial environment: TAGPOINT
TAGPOINT is a partner of the First Dutch family of companies and aspires to create a…
Improve risk management when working with hazardous substances: Costana
Working safely with hazardous substances is a challenge. Cosanta, a partner of the First Dutch…
The TIM Company’s Breakthrough Technology: An Alternative to Animal Testing
Extensive safety tests must be conducted before marketing food, drugs, and chemicals. Unfortunately, these tests…
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