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Chapter #2. Health Area


Improving people’s quality of life and health. Laura Sesma, leader of the Health Knowledge Area at ZABALA Innovation is clear, this is the main challenge of her area and something “crucial” today.

Currently, this area is one of the most strategic not only in the European Union, but in the whole world, due to the great health crisis of the COVID-19. Chronic diseases and infections, pandemic threats, mental health… These are some of the leading issues in this area.

Laura Sesma, Health Area Leader

The fight against cancer is of particular relevance. This is one of the 5 missions set out by Horizon Europe in its programme. Without urgent action, the number of cancer diagnoses in Europe will reach 4.3 million by 2035. Working together, we could diagnose earlier, develop new treatments, and provide the affected population with a better quality of life after treatment.

Don’t miss any of our next chapters! Next week you will be able to meet Paola Votta, ZABALA Innovation’s Third Countries Area Leader, first hand.

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