Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh
Healthcare Innovation Lead at the Philips Foundation and Senior Advisor on Innovation & Technology in the UN SDGPP.
Session: Plenary Session: “Walking the Talk: Breaking Ground in Precision Health in Africa”
March 11, 2020
16:00 – 17:30
Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh is Healthcare Innovation Lead at the Philips Foundation and Senior Advisor on Innovation & Technology in the UN SDGPP. He has over 20 years of experience in end-user-centric innovation, claim validation and data driven research. Before this role, he was heading Philips Research Africa, based in Nairobi. He established Philips Research Africa in Nairobi in health research and innovation to address priority health and well-being needs in Africa. Bahaa Eddine developed several innovations including for Philips to enable access to care in remote areas. Currently he supports the implementation of the SDG Partnership Platform, as well as be leading the design and operationalization of the SDG Accelerator Lab for Kenya, an aggregator for the various Government of Kenya and UN innovation initiatives ongoing to drive SDG impacts in the wider innovation ecosystem in Kenya. He is an active promotor of innovation for the underserved, supported by his roles and memberships in industrial institutes such as board member of Engineering for Global Development. His multidisciplinary skills allow him to work with different competencies and co-create in a diversified ecosystem. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology.