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Health for everyone

Health for everyone

Many people worldwide still have no access to affordable and quality healthcare. This is because the social and economic circumstances in which they live do not provide them with the necessary means. Janssen is committed to tackling the major health challenges in today's world. That is why Janssen has set up Janssen Global Public Health (GPH). This group of researchers works together with others to find solutions to the medical needs of vulnerable communities worldwide.Our attention goes mainly to diseases with a great impact on public health, such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and intestinal worms.

Solutions for third world diseases

One of the achievements of Janssen GPH is the discovery of a new medicine against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The group also continues to focus on the development of a monthly injection against HIV and a vaginal microbicidal ring, which should stop the sexually transmitted disease HIV/AIDS. Janssen GPD is also continuing unrelentingly with the fight against the so-called 'neglected tropical diseases', partly through the development of a special chewing tablet against worm infections for children in areas where drinking water is hardly available. Apart from that, Janssen GPH also hopes to offer a new treatment against parasites causing elephantiasis and river blindness.

Reaching patients

The ultimate goal of Janssen GPH is to make those new medicines and treatments available in an affordable and sustainable manner to patients with limited resources. To that end, Janssen GPH is working on innovating price setting and financing models and setting up specific programs to promote access to treatments.

Collaboration is key in everything Janssen does. It is partly thanks to the support and knowledge of other organizations that Janssen GPH can find answers. Local companies and governments, NGOs such as PATH, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), and other pharmaceutical companies are also supporting this work. In this way, Janssen hopes to improve the health of millions of people.

More information about Janssen Global Public Health is available here.