Ambassador for the Action Programme “New Opportunities for Top Sector Life Sciences & Health” (LSH)
Clémence Ross-van Dorp, former State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, will be the ambassador for the Action Programme “New Opportunities for Top Sector Life Sciences & Health” (LSH) from 1 January 2020. She will do this on behalf of the Minister for Medical Care and Sport and State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.
Clémence Ross-van Dorp is chair of the Lung Alliance Netherlands. She is also a director at the Agora Foundation and she holds various supervisory positions, for example at the University of Twente and the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology. Ross-Van Dorp was Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport from 2002 to 2007
Action Programme “New Opportunities for Top Sector Life Sciences & Health”
The start of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was the reason to focus on an impulse for the entire Dutch Life Sciences & Health (LSH) ecosystem. The impulse to the LSH ecosystem can lead to an increase in activity, which can benefit patients, society as a whole and the economy. The joint action of all parties involved to present the Netherlands as a whole is an essential condition in this respect. With the preparation and implementation of a National Action Program "New opportunities for the Life Sciences & Health top sector", the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport are committed to national coordination. From January 1, 2020, Clémence Ross-van Dorp will act as an ambassador on behalf of EZK and VWS to optimally capitalize on the economic, social and scientific opportunities that the arrival of the EMA offers.