In an effort to help curb the health challenge in Liberia, an international medical company (SANDOZ) has launched its product here with the aim of discovering new ways to improve the lifespan of people.
Olufemi Lawson head of the English West African speaking countries of Sando giving the overview of Company said SANDOZ is a global leader in generic and bio-similar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.
Addressing newsmen Saturday, Mr. Lawson said the company contributes to the society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help around the world access high-quality medicine; adding: “Our vision is to be min provider of high quality medicine to treat people and help to preserve lives around the world.”
Mr. Lawson said their main focus is to help provide medicine to people living in underdeveloped country like Liberia. He noted that as of 2015, over 5 million people all over the world have used Sando medical product.
“The name of the company is over 120 years and its product is sold to over 120 countries all over the world. Our product is of quality, affordable. And we guarantee ethical medical standard. We do safety monitoring of our medicine to ensure that it is safe for patients,” he said.
According to him, Sando does not only deal in medicine but also incorporates responsibility to the society in terms of economic, social and infrastructure development.
George Tenessee Nimely chief of office staff of the vice president lauded the company for the introduction of life saving drug in the Liberia market.
Mr. Nimely said the drug came at the time the Liberia healthcare deliver system is in bad condition.
“This drug couldn’t have come any better than this time because currently as we gather here today for this historic event our health care system is weak and depend solely on the help of international aid,” he said.
He added that over the years the country has health system has suffer from several issues including shortage of drug, health facilities and staffs. This is why President Weah invasion a pro-poor government is committed to revamping the health sector to carter to the health need of the ordinary Liberian people.
Mr. Nimely however warned that why it is true that the government has opened its door to foreign investment and businesses, it will not sit supinely and condone any goods and services that are not in the interest of the people.-Writes P. Nas Mulbah