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Leading the global fight against COVID-19 and bridging the vaccine gap threatening Africa (By Barbara Nel)

To bridge the world’s vaccine gap, a global effort is required to battle COVID-19 and to ensure efficient supply and rollout in already vulnerable communities like Africa

By Barbara Nel, Country President of AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com), African Cluster Article first published on Devex.com To bridge the world’s vaccine gap, a global effort is required to battle COVID-19 and to ensure efficient supply and rollout in already vulnerable communities like Africa. The response to the pandemic has shown the…

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BrandMed and AstraZeneca partnership – a commitment to patients

Partnering in ecosystem innovation to provide a holistic, integrated approach to healthcare and treatment outcomes

The COVID-19 pandemic and the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have compelled healthcare stakeholders to explore new ways of improving health systems, stimulating the advancement of healthcare ecosystems that focus on enhancing the patient experience, improving treatment outcomes, while at the same time reducing expenses and treatment timelines. AstraZeneca…

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Award-Winning Young Health Programme expands to 18 new communities in Kenya

The Programme will operate in Nairobi inclusive of 5 villages in Kibera and 13 villages in Mathare

A collaboration between AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) and Plan International Kenya to address non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention among young people; The Programme will operate in Nairobi inclusive of 5 villages in Kibera and 13 villages in Mathare; The Programme builds on five years of successful implementation and results in Kibera, Nairobi between 2016 and…

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AstraZeneca Africa PUMUA Initiative celebrates World Asthma Day with the handover of the first PUMUA nebulisation stations in 4 countries

AstraZeneca’s Africa PUMUA Initiative is a collaboration with Ministries of Health, local health providers, healthcare societies and respiratory health experts to redefine asthma care in Africa

World Asthma Day theme is ‘Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions’, challenging long-held misconceptions that prevent people with asthma from enjoying optimal benefit from the advances in the management of asthma; In Africa, it is estimated that over 40 million people are living with asthma; AstraZeneca’s Africa PUMUA Initiative (www.AstraZeneca.com) is a collaboration with Ministries of…

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AstraZeneca supports the local community in Kajiado in reforestation

The initiative aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability commitment to environmental protection

A collaboration between AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) and Global EverGreening Alliance to restore degraded agricultural and forest lands through planting 120 000 trees; the reforestation initiative will be introduced in Kajiado County; the initiative aligns with AstraZeneca’s Global sustainability commitment to environmental protection. The health of our environment is intricately connected to human health.…

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First doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered to Ghana through COVAX

This delivery is the first of many shipments of the AstraZeneca vaccine expected over the coming weeks

I am delighted that the first doses of the AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) vaccine have been delivered to Ghana today through COVAX. This marks a major step forward in changing the course of the pandemic globally. From the start, we have committed to making our vaccine available to as many countries as…

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AstraZeneca launches Africa PUMUA Initiative to redefine asthma care in Africa

The Africa PUMUA Initiative looks at addressing the barriers currently preventing access to care for patients with asthma

AstraZeneca Ethiopia (www.AstraZeneca.com) announced today that it will work with The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and The Ethiopian Thoracic Society, as part of their new Africa PUMUA Initiative, aimed at redefining asthma care in Africa. The Initiative was designed in consultation and collaboration with government, healthcare societies and respiratory…

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AstraZeneca is recognised as a Top Employer 2021 in South Africa and Kenya

Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices

The 2021 Top Employers have been announced and AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) has been recognised as a Top Employer in South Africa and Kenya. Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices. The Top…

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AstraZeneca delivers life-changing health access initiatives across African Continent in 2020

Pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as the number one cause of death worldwide [1], disproportionately affecting people in low and middle income countries [2].  Similarly, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has predicted that NCDs will cost the worldwide economy more than $47 trillion in lost productivity…

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MYDAWA and AstraZeneca partnership – a commitment to patients

Partnering to improve access and availability of medicine to improve healthcare outcomes

AstraZeneca (www.AstraZeneca.com) is pleased to announce its partnership with MYDAWA as part of our commitment to work towards a future where all people have access to sustainable healthcare solutions for life changing treatment and prevention. Through the partnership with Kenya’s leading ePharmacy, patients will have convenient, private  access to AstraZeneca’s…