The world population is expected to grow to 8.5 billion people by 2030. This is 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, the share of chronic diseases already accounts 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 innovations in the healthcare and life sciences sector is of great social importance to improve the quality of life. As a healthcare organisation, we are driven to encourage the development of technological advances and innovations that help societies 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 to strengthen the protection of people and the environment.