GOAL 3 is enabling and empowering doctors with durable and easy-to-understand medical technology at places where it is needed the most.

We all Health.


Every year, millions of adults and children die because they do not get adequate care. Especially doctors and nurses in developing nations are unable to help their patients in time, because they lack the people, training and equipment needed. Innovative tools are needed to address these problems.


The right to health is universal. We are all equal and every person should have access to healthcare irrespective of individual characteristics, race, religion or geography. Therefore, it is unacceptable that millions of people die every year from conditions which can be treated easily. Fighting this injustice is what motivates us and what keeps us up at night.


To achieve this mission, we identify and develop data-driven health technologies from a perspective of collaboration and fair-data. These technologies are combined into an integrated and easy-to-use digital tool for health workers. This will enable health workers to provide better care and improve health for all.

Future milestones

The roadmap of GOAL 3 to grow towards a platform is divided in three milestones. The first is a sellable patient monitoring system, the second milestone is having predictive algorithms to help with diagnosing diseases and the final milestone is to have a platform that has content from research institutes, industry and hospitals.

Step 1 - Patient monitoring system

Started from the master thesis project of founder Bart Bierling in co-operation with the Technical University Eindhoven, the first step is to develop a patient monitoring system which is initially focused on measuring the vital signs of newborns in low resource settings. A simple but high-quality system that can be repaired with low resources, is affordable and easy to understand.

Step 2 - Predictive Algorithms

We are developing predictive algorithms for our monitoring systems to help doctors make better judgements. These algorithms help doctors intervene in time when serious concerns in the vital signs of patients are shown. The first focus is an algorithm that helps with diagnosing sepsis in an early stage. Diagnosing sepsis is crucial, for every hour it is diagnosed earlier the chance of survival increases with 10%!

Step 3 - Patient monitoring platform

The third step is transform the product and services into a platform to which others can contribute. The primary contributors would be research institutes that develop their own algorithms and companies that make hardware that would want to connect to the algorithms we will have. We believe that to make good healthcare accessible for anyone it is necessary to form a coalition with many stakeholders that will contribute to the platform.

Working at GOAL 3

Niek Versteegde

Founder & CEO
Tropical doctor
Expert in global healthcare

Bart Bierling

Medical product designer

Tijs Versteegde

Embedded systems engineer

Balt Leenman

Experienced entrepreneur

Jelle Schuitemaker

Marketing & operations

Kevin Gerrits


Jori Spierings

Graphic designer

Martin Macharia

Senior Full Stack Developer

Rachel Loop

Product developer
Quality management

Annelot van Halder


Femke Kriekaard

Intern design

Open vacancy

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The problem in numbers


Children die of sepsis related infections each year before their 5th birthday while treatment is available

percent of medical equipment does not function according to the World Health Organization

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