Leaving no one behind
Our Healthcare business sector addresses the unmet medical needs of millions of people around the world, including underserved populations in low- and middle-income countries. We make health solutions affordable and accessible while raising awareness about diseases and helping people learn how to manage them.
Stopping the spread of
is the number of tablets we donated for distribution in 32 countries in 2021. 30 of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Treating school-aged children
is the number of tablets we have provided in partnership with WHO to treat schistosomiasis in 47 endemic African countries since 2007. 600 million school-aged children could be treated since.
Preventing the disease
were reached by our joint health education project with the NALA Foundation. Since 2017, we have been supporting WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) activities in Ethiopia.
An invisible enemy
We are working with global partners to eliminate schistosomiasis, a tropical worm disease. Providing tablets for treatment is crucial. In combination with innovation, greater awareness and access to clean, safe water, patients in endemic regions can be healthy and active members of their communities.
Recent scientific research found the prevalence of schistosomiasis in school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa fell nearly 60% between 2000-2019.
Promising news for the youngest
Around 50 million preschool-aged children suffering from schistosomiasis don’t have access to treatment – but we are aiming to close this gap. In 2021, in partnership with the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, we reached an important development milestone for a new potential treatment option.
Contribution to our strategic goal 1
Research & development and providing access to health solutions are core elements of our approach to achieving health for all.read more
Contribution to SDG 3
Our ambition is to help fighting the epidemics of malaria, neglected tropical diseases and other communicable diseases.read more