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Janssen partners Care Day

Janssen partners Care Day

As a care operator in Flanders, we want to help stimulate a friendly and caring society for the welfare of everyone.

Sonja Willems

Managing Director Janssen Benelux

Janssen is putting care into action as a new Care Day partner. As a care operator in Flanders, we want to help stimulate a friendly and caring society for the welfare of everyone. ‘In the field of care, too, Janssen wants to accept its social responsibility even more clearly,’ says Sonja Willems, managing director of Janssen Benelux.

After the great success of previous editions and the mass media interest in them, the non-profit agency Care Day (‘Dag van de Zorg’) is launching the fifth edition on Sunday 20 March 2016. Care Day aims to create social support for needs and developments in the care and wellness sector. “Care Day (De Dag van de Zorg) wants to put the sector on the map in all its scope and diversity: hospitals, facilities for the disabled, assisted living centers, and children’s nurseries, but also pharmaceutical companies, the medical technology industry, and SMEs which develop auxiliary aids; doctors, general practitioners, pharmacists, and paramedics; education and the research centers; residential care and home nursing; health insurance companies and patient associations,’ says Geert Van Hijfte of the non-profit agency Care Day. ‘The Flemish Care Landscape is fully operational and Janssen, as a major care innovator, epitomizes the challenges, opportunities, and innovations for future care in Flanders.’

Sonja Willems explains the partnership: ‘We’re a partner for various reasons. We think it’s essential to invest, for example, in talent, care for the elderly, and in research and development in order to take major steps to prevent illness and to provide faster and early diagnosis and treatment. In the area of mental healthcare, too, we want to break through the taboo. Moreover, all people who care for others deserve our appreciation. From doctors and nurses to relatives and volunteer workers.’