By 2050, the world’s population is expected to rise to over nine billion, with two billion above the age of 60. Governments agreed on a very ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address the challenges inherent in population growth of this magnitude. Recent estimates by the World Health Organization published in the Lancet state that reaching SDG 3, which addresses healthy lives and wellbeing, would require an would require new investments increasing over time from an initial US$ 134 billion annually to $371 billion, by 2030 to address the health challenges just for the 67 low and middle-income countries. It is clear that no single government, civil society, or the private sector can foot this bill. Conversely, new mind-sets, technologies, models for collaboration, financing and delivery approaches are needed to ensure all people not only receive the care that they need, but they enjoy that care in a personalized and precise fashion, as the best of the innovations emerging from the fourth industrial revolution precisely. The good news is that we have already seen a few projects successfully tackling challenges of similar magnitude.
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Speaker: Arnaud Bernaert, World Economic Forum Geneva
Monday, March 26, 2018, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
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