Employee volunteering – making an impact on a key global access-to-healthcare issue
Through its employee team-volunteering program, the Philips Foundation provides a platform for more than 75,000 Philips employees to volunteer and make an impact on a key global access-to-healthcare issue. The focused goal for 2018 and 2019 is to reduce childhood pneumonia – a respiratory disease that can be relatively easily prevented, diagnosed and treated. Working closely with its strong network of NGOs, including Amref, the UN Foundation, Save the Children and the Red Cross, the Philips Foundation has identified impactful challenges, such as brain challenges, hands-on challenges and fundraising opportunities, that support the fight against childhood pneumonia. In 2018, the Philips Foundation facilitated deployment of up to 4,800 hours of volunteer work.
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