expedite the pace of eliminating malaria fosun pharma donates antimalarial medicines to zambia ministry of health-凯发k8娱乐app下载

expedite the pace of eliminating malaria fosun pharma donates antimalarial medicines to zambia ministry of health-凯发k8娱乐app下载

2018-08-20

expedite the pace of eliminating malaria fosun pharma donates antimalarial medicines to zambia ministry of health

on aug 18th, fosun pharma held a ceremony for fosun foundation to donate antimalarial medicines to zambia ministry of health during high-level meeting on china-africa health cooperation and 3rd beijing health conference. mr. chen qiyu, director of fosun foundation andchairman of fosun pharma donated us$240,000 market value of artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines to zambia ministry of health on behalf of fosun pharma. dr. chitalu chilufya, minister of health zambia, madam joy phumaphi, executive secretary of the african leaders malaria alliance, mr. steve davis, ceo of path, mr. george jagoe, executive vice president of medicines for malaria venture, dr. alex wu, deputy director of bill & melinda gates foundation beijing office, mr. wen deyong, vice president of fosun pharma and mr. yifei zhang, secretary general of fosun foundation attended the ceremony and witnessed the donation.

the medicines donated by fosun pharma will be used in the malaria prevention and research project of zambia ministry of health to explore possible solutions to effectively reduce the incidence of malaria in malaria areas in africa.

dr. chitalu chilufya said, “zambia has been using injectable artesunate as a first-line drug for the treatment of severe malaria since 2014, and has attached great importance to malaria prevention and control. in recent years, along with the continuous efforts of zambian government and the international community in malaria prevention and control, the malaria incidence rate and mortality rate have dropped significantly."

at present, in addition to supplying who pq-certified artesunate products to zambia, fosun pharma has assisted zambia in conducting clinical training programs for injectable artesunate for first-line medical staff for three consecutive years to improve local malaria control level.

guilin pharma, a subsidiary of fosun pharma is the global leading company in developing and manufacturing antimalarial medicines, with products portfolio covering malaria prevention, treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria. in the area of malaria treatment, artesun® (artesunate for injection), an innovative drug of fosun pharma, is fully ip-protected with guaranteed quality recommended by the who for severe malaria treatment. it has become the internationally recognized reference drug for treating severe malaria and has been widely adopted in 58 countries and regions around the world. up to now, fosun pharma has supplied 100 million vials of artesun® (artesunate for injection 60mg) worldwide, which are estimated to have cured more than 20 million patients with severe malaria, among which most are african children under five.

mr. chen qiyu said, "health is one of fosun's important industries. fosun pharma has high-quality innovative products and technologies in the fields of anti-malaria and anti-tuberculosis, and is committed to eliminating malaria. in the future, fosun pharma will stick to continuous innovation and exploration to accelerate the achievement of ambitious goal of end malaria for good in malaria endemic areas, especially in sub-saharan africa."