As a scientist, physician, consultant and entrepreneur within the health sector, World Healthcare Forum founder Jan Verhoef has a solid track record on many different aspects of healthcare and healthcare innovations. After his retirement, Verhoef wants to make his dream come true:
‘My dream is to help creating a sustainable healthcare, accessible and affordable to everybody on this planet.’
Verhoef states that a joint vision of all stakeholders is the only way to create sustainable healthcare. Without drastic measures being taken in the coming 15 years, current healthcare systems will prove to be unsustainable throughout the world. Healthcare as an elementary human right is being threatened worldwide by a number of factors. Almost everywhere the demand for healthcare is rising, healthcare costs are steeply increasing, quality and access to health differs, and financial incentives in health systems often are incongruous.