Making a difference in the world

International Missions

Trade missions are of great importance for the LSH sector. These missions stimulate export and increase the visibility of the Dutch sector. The past years representatives from the sector and the topteam took part in various missions all over the world. With mission leaders such as Minister Schippers (Dutch Minister of Health), Minister Ploumen (Minister of Foreign Trade & Development) and Minister Rutte (Prime Minister of the Netherlands). Even the Royal couple was part of one of the LSH missions!

In 2013 and 2014 the LSH sector was present in India, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Indonesia, Ghana, China and so on. The success of the missions is based on various aspects: the high level contacts; knowledge sharing and of course contract deals. In 2014 alone the LSH sector signed contracts worth millions. One of our successful missions was the mission to India, with Minister Ploumen as mission leader. Topteam LSH’s Len de Jong was one of the participants of this mission that took place from 3 to 7 November 2014 in New Dehli and Mumbai.

Participants from Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Maastricht University Medical Centre, University Medical Center Groningen, Unicef, Royal Philips, Simed International, Taskforce Healthcare and others visited hospitals from large hospital groups such as Max Healthcare. A meeting at NAT Health, a public private association of large hospital groups, government and industry in India resulted in a memorandum of understanding with Taskforce Healthcare to work on big projects. During a visit to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) the cooperation between the Netherlands and India concerning a second campus is discussed and will be continued.​

Source: Taskforce Healthcare​