Maggie De Block, Minister van Sociale Zaken en Volksgezondheid, gaf de slot toespraak van de Dialogue 2018



Innovating for better health

Closing address


Maggie De Block

Minister of Health and Social Affairs

Tuesday 20 November 2018




Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

First and foremost, I would like to thank the organisers for having invited me to today’s conference on innovation in healthcare. Health and healthcare are the themes that are uniting us here today: we all want to bring health solutions as quickly as possible to the patient, in the most sustainable way.

Those who follow the news may get the impression that our healthcare system is in bad shape. But nothing could be further from the truth:

  • The medical possibilities today are unprecedented.

  • People are living longer than ever, and generally in much better health than before.

  • And our healthcare is very accessible to people, as shown by many different rankings and ratings. Moreover, we continue to work hard on improving this accessibility for specific groups.

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