UNICHEM Group Ghana, a leading pharmaceutical company, donated 10,000 doses of its branded Duomal anti-malarial to the The Rebecca Foundation to support the Foundation’s work in improving the lives of Ghanaians, especially women and children. Public Relations Director of UNICHEM Group Ghana Mr. Nana Yaw Mohan said the company was passionate about the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo’’s initiative and was committed to work in partnership with the foundation to realize its vision.
Senior Pharmacist at Unichem Ghana Group Mr. Basil Akussah expressed concern about malaria remaining a major cause of death in Ghana, mostly among children under the age of five. Mr. Akussah explained that the anti-malarial dispersible tablets, which were produced locally in Ghana were easer to administer to Children.
“Our anti-malarial dispersible tablets are easier to administer than the traditional suspensions,” he said, adding that because they were manufactured locally, they had the advantages in dosing, stability, storage, cost and transportation… “These will allow children in remote parts of the country access the drug.”Mr. Basil Akussah | Senior Pharmacist, Unichem Ghana Group
Director of Operations at The Rebecca foundation Mrs. Akosua Newman received the donated medicines and commended Unichem Ghana for the support. Mrs. Newman expressed gratitude for the company’s generosity and support for the people of Ghana.
UNICHEM Group Ghana had been delivering healthcare in Africa for over 60 years and was primarily established as a chosen marketing and distribution entity for global multinational companies such as Pfizer, Boots and Sanofi. The company started local manufacturing in 2008 under the licence of LUEX U.K. and plans to grow the portfolio percentage of drugs manufactured locally. This expected to be transformative and consistent with the initiative of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to boost local manufacturing.