13 September 2023 | News
To further drive health impact in 92 countries
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Japanese pharmaceutical firm Takeda has announced five new partnerships to its Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme, which contribute to strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
The new partnerships bring its total contributions to JPY 24.2 billion (Approx. $167.5 million) across 29 long-term partnerships. Takeda’s workforce is an integral part of the annual decision-making process as over 24,500 purpose-led employees participated in the selection of the five new partnerships. Takeda expects that Global CSR Programme’s new five partnerships will bring its reach to 25.2 million people in 92 countries by 2028.
Takeda’s commitments to these new partners in FY2023 include JPY 834 million (Approx. $5.8 million) to Society for Family Health, Rwanda to expand access to quality healthcare in remote and hard-to-reach communities, through the establishment of 20 second-generation health posts under a public-private-community-partnership model; JPY 1,146 million (Approx. $7.9 million) to Relief International to improve access to essential medicines and medical supplies in communities devastated by conflict, climate change and disaster in Afghanistan, Yemen, Myanmar and Syria; JPY 1,048 million (Approx. $7.3 million) to Mercy Corps to help climate-fragile communities save lives, improve health, and build climate resiliency for over 3 million people through the addition of Resilience Hubs in Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia, as part of their Caribbean Resilience Initiative; JPY 671 million (Approx. $4.6 million) to Partners In Health to elevate and equip 3,000 nurses and midwives in Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone to become recognised leaders in the areas of health system administration and health policy; and JPY 793 million (Approx. $5.5 million) to University of Nairobi to create a pioneering, public health-focused machine learning and data science training program to strengthen the leadership pipeline and impact of women to improve health in their communities.