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AstraZeneca’s Phakamisa Programme marks 10 years since launch with programme expansion

The programme brings together different organisations to help reduce the burden of non-communicable disease on South Africa’s public healthcare system

Phakamisa, AstraZeneca’s (www.AstraZeneca.com) access to healthcare initiative, focuses on lessening the burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) on the South African healthcare system, through the promotion of primary prevention, early detection of disease and access to care. This week AstraZeneca announced it is expanding its Phakamisa Programme through public and private…

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AZD1222 vaccine met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19

Two different dosing regimens demonstrated efficacy with one showing a better profile; No hospitalisations or severe cases of COVID-19 in participants treated with AZD1222

Today marks an important step in turning the corner on the pandemic and getting things back to normal. Following the positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil, which showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, we are confident that…

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AstraZeneca to partner with UNICEF to help prevent non-communicable diseases among five million young people worldwide

AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme will support UNICEF with a global $12.5 million grant through 2025

AstraZeneca South Africa (www.AstraZeneca.com) announced today that it will work with UNICEF South Africa through its philanthropic Young Health Programme, as part of a new global partnership. The aim is to reach 30,000 adolescents and youth across the country with messaging on how to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs), to identify young…

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The Government of Kenya, AstraZeneca and the United Nations call for intensification of efforts in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Successful public-private partnerships, such as the Healthy Heart Africa programme, help governments to provide sustainable, affordable and high-quality healthcare for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Today, on the four-year anniversary of the launch of the Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme, the Ministry of Health, AstraZeneca and the United Nations Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) convened a high-level discussion on the need for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to integrate NCD prevention and control more effectively in…