Novartis has moved up one spot on the Access to Medicine Index, ranking third in the 2016 Index. This is in recognition of its efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare.
Wrapsa, one of South Africa’s biggest pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and packaging companies, has spent millions on continually upgrading its facilities. This is in line with the company’s policy to invest in infrastructure, ensuring accreditation and to retain its position in the local market.
Emirates SkyPharma, the new purpose-built facility of Emirates SkyCargo, is dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The facility is located at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and was recently officially inaugurated by His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO of the Emirates Airline and Group.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of deaths worldwide. It is also the sixth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in middle-income countries. This statistic is expected to change to the fifth leading cause worldwide by 2030, making the significance of the disease quite evident.