On the heels of the most severe pandemic in decades, European healthcare systems are facing a perfect storm of ageing populations, growing prevalence of chronic diseases, significant health workforce shortages, and the unfolding energy, climate, cost of living, and geopolitical crises.

Take the devastating war waged against Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians who fled into neighboring countries are in need of healthcare. At the same time, assistance is also needed to support the Ukrainian healthcare system, severely disrupted by the war.

But we are also living in a new era of rapidly advancing science and breakthrough innovation that, from genomics to data analytics, is pushing the boundaries for better health and creating new opportunities to meet unmet health needs, including for
underserved populations, and create better health for future generations.