Task Force Health Care

Task Force Health Care (TFHC) has been representing the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector since 1996. Our various TFHC Platforms consist of partners from industry, knowledge institutes, NGO’s, healthcare providers and the government, all active in the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector. These partners provide innovative and sustainable solutions to global (and local) healthcare challenges and are active all over the world. In the last decade we visited and maintained relationships with more than 30 countries and created a sustainable & special focus on: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East.

TFHC Partners are looking forward to broaden and strengthen their network!


We dream of a world in which everyone – regardless of age, race, gender or religion – lives healthy and has access to professional healthcare.


To improve healthcare and wellbeing internationally in a sustainable and demand-driven manner with the use of Dutch expertise.


  • Stimulate cooperation and knowledge-sharing in order to combine forces within the Dutch healthcare sector, and;
  • Present and position the Netherlands abroad in order to be involved in the global and local healthcare challenges.


TFHC organises all kinds of collective activities for Dutch organisations active in the Life Sciences & Health sector in order to stimulate cooperation and knowledge sharing.

  • Through weekly activities inside- and outside The Netherlands like trade missions, holland pavilions, meetings and conferences;
  • Through developing and sharing knowledge with the use of our website, social media and various publications;
  • Through network facilitation and extensive relationship management.
“Thanks to the Task Force Health Care I was able to pitch my product during several trade missions. This really put me on the radar and major foreign hospitals and elderly care organisations expressed interest in VARI-STEPP”.
Leon Damen, owner at VARI-STEPP
”It was during the trade mission in South Africa that we found local partners. These kind of communal activities are of high value when we enter a new foreign market.”
Erik Jan Vlieger, CEO of INCISION
”Together with the TFHC we participated in a variety of international activities. We started in 2013 and are now partnering with the 2nd largest healthcare insurer in China!”
Boris Stam, Partner at NIHW
”The TFHC partnership shows that your company values cooperation, and are willing to collectively put the Netherlands on the map in international healthcare.”
Rolof Mulder, Founder & CEO Hospitainer
”TFHC is our vehicle to communicate between B2B and B2G. The TFHC is the perfect method to channel our problems/barriers to the government.”
Guido Geerts, President & CEO Delf Imaging Systems

‘’The strength of the Task Force Health Care (TFHC) is the cooperation we have experienced through the Partner for International Business (PIB) executed by their platform TFHC China. This governmental agreement has led to a number of trade missions to China, among others to Chengdu in 2015 led by the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports.’’

René Keessen, Motekforce Link Sales Director International

‘’The international attention to the Dutch health care system, policy and management provides strategic opportunities for universities. Also, as universities increasingly position their education and research internationally and  research funding is also increasingly international.’’

Prof. Joris van de Klundert, Chair Department Health Services Management & Organisation institute Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam