Johnson & Johnson announces new operations in Africa
Johnson & Johnson today announced the official launch of its global public health strategy at the opening of its companies’ on-the-ground global public health operations in Cape Town, South Africa. Through this global strategy, Johnson & Johnson will mobilize its global public health capabilities and resources behind a unified, multidisciplinary effort to deliver a sustainable, measurable impact against significant public health needs. The initial implementation of the strategy starts with this new site in Africa, and will focus on three core areas: HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. The company plans to expand its focus areas to address other unmet global health needs and its geographic reach.
"Public health in the developing world faces enormous challenges that require unique solutions, and by engaging, enabling and empowering local health care professionals and entrepreneurs in this way, we can advance the research, development and distribution of new medicines and treatments that will make a difference for patients in Africa,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. “Ultimately, we’re aspiring to build a healthy world free of disease, and our approach here is a potential blueprint for helping us and others succeed against that broader, global goal in the future.”