Takeda Makes First Private Sector Pledge for Global Fund Replenishment
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today became the first private sector company to announce a financial commitment to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The new pledge, consisting of JP ¥ 1 billion over five years, builds on Takeda's previous contribution to the Global Fund.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190602005021/en/
Takeda, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, intends to support the improvement of maternal and child health by integrating quality HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services in antenatal and postnatal care in several countries in Africa.
“We are very pleased to renew our partnership with Takeda and strengthen our collaboration in fighting HIV, TB and malaria,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “I hope Takeda’s vote of confidence in the work we do will encourage other corporations in Asia and beyond to step up the fight to end the epidemics.”
Takeda’s first pledge of JP ¥ 1 billion over ten years was invested in strengthening the capacity of health care workers in Africa. It helped boost malaria prevention efforts in Tanzania with the distribution of mosquito nets; accelerated access to TB treatment in Kenya; and expanded HIV services and increased awareness of the virus in Nigeria.
“We are deeply inspired by the Takeda Initiative’s impact on strengthening healthcare workforce capacity in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania to prevent and address the world’s three biggest infectious disease killers,” said Christophe Weber, President & CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. “Our commitment to Better Health and a Brighter Future extends beyond our work at the cutting edge of innovation to bold, long-term investments in disease prevention, capacity building, and access to healthcare in partnership with the global community. Supporting the Global Fund over the past 10 years has yielded results that are very important to us, and that is why we are proud to continue to partner with the Global Fund on the Takeda Initiative 2.”
The Global Fund has demonstrated extraordinary impact as a public-private partnership, saving 27 million lives since 2002. The number of people dying from AIDS, TB and malaria in countries where the Global Fund invests has been reduced by one-third.
France will convene the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment pledging conference on October 10, 2019 in Lyon, France. The Global Fund seeks to raise at least US$14 billion – US$1 billion from the private sector – for the next three years. The funds will help save 16 million lives, cut the mortality rate from HIV, TB and malaria in half, and build stronger health systems by 2023.
The renewal of the partnership was facilitated by the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan, operated by the Japan Center for International Exchange. Akio Okawara, President & CEO of JCIE, added: “Takeda’s continued commitment to support the global fight against the three diseases provides an exemplary model of private sector engagement and adds momentum to Japan’s public-private partnership efforts in promoting universal health coverage and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”
About the Global Fund
The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases.
For more information, visit www.theglobalfund.org
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases, and Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.
For more information, visit www.takeda.com
The Global Fund
Dominique De Santis
Tel: +41 78 911 5327
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Tel : +81-3-3278-2095
Om Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
Boehringer Ingelheim and OSE Immunotherapeutics Announce Dosing Of the First Patient in a Phase 1 Trial of SIRPα Antagonist Monoclonal Antibody, BI 765063, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors17.6.2019 16:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Boehringer Ingelheim and OSE Immunotherapeutics SA (ISIN: FR0012127173; Mnémo: OSE) today announce that the first patient has been dosed in the first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating BI 765063, formerly OSE-172, a first-in-class monoclonal antibody antagonist of SIRPα, being studied in patients with advanced solid tumors. The Phase 1 study is a dose finding study of BI 765063, a myeloid checkpoint inhibitor, administered as a single agent and in combination with Boehringer Ingelheim’s monoclonal antibody PD-1 antagonist BI 754091, a T-lymphocyte checkpoint inhibitor. “We are very pleased with the progress achieved on BI 765063’s program and having the first patient dosed marks a significant milestone in the product’s development. The advancement of a myeloid cell checkpoint blocking monoclonal antibody into the clinic exemplifies Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to the next wave of innovation in cancer immunology therapies, with the goal of meaningfully improving outcomes fo
MagicStay Raises €3 Million to Accelerate Its International Development17.6.2019 15:58:00 CEST | Pressemelding
The apartment rental platform dedicated to business travelers, MagicStay.com , announces its full integration into the main business travel booking tools and a €3 million A-series to pursue its development, bringing the amounts raised to more than €8 million since its launch in 2013. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190617005644/en/ William Lecerf and Valéry Linyer, co-founders of MagicStay (Photo: MagicStay) "This fundraising will allow us to recruit talent to accelerate our growth. We want to sign a quarter of the major French companies and approach one million homes before the end of the year, thanks to the exclusive technologies we now have at our disposal", says Valéry Linÿer, CEO and co-founder, who adds: "We have four main advantages over our competitors: we meet the challenges of duty of care, we are able to customize our tool to meet the constraints of each large company for short and long stays, we ha
EURid Shows a 94% Reduction of Its Footprint since 201217.6.2019 15:32:00 CEST | Pressemelding
EURid, the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu and .ею top-level domains, is the first European TLD registry that registered for the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) from 2011. Since then, EURid has regularly assessed the environmental impact of its activities and monitored the compliance of its policies and procedures. As over the past four years, in Q2 2019 EURid was audited for the CO2 emissions of the previous year, resulting in an overall footprint of 135 tons CO2eq, which shows a 94% reduction since 2012. “We have achieved carbon neutrality via several actions and the compensation of the audited emissions. We were and are still among the first in our sector to report on our commitment to protect the environment”, commented CEO Marc Van Wesemael. Through EMAS, EURid has had the opportunity to support a multitude of global sustainability initiatives, like the Ugandan Borehole Project, Ecomapuà Project in the Amazon, the Dak Rung Hydropower Project in Vietnam,
Animation, Sound & Vibration – How Visa is Reinforcing Consumer Trust in a Changing Payments World17.6.2019 15:00:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Visa (NYSE: V) today announced global adoption of its sensory branding suite in 25 countries via more than a dozen new partnerships. The suite is comprised of sound, animation and haptic brand cues that occur with a Visa payment transaction. In a digital world increasingly filled with voice-commands, networked appliances and unattended retail environments, Visa’s sensory branding cues offer new ways to enhance the customer experience and convey the trust and security that the Visa brand represents. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190617005240/en/ Visa was the first major payment brand to introduce multi-sensory branding, which included animation, sound and haptic vibration expressions of its brand. After an extensive creation and selection process that involved focus groups and elimination rounds, Visa landed on a single ‘energetic’ and ‘optimistic’ sound, and complementary animation and haptic vibration. Sinc
Study from Project Management Institute Identifies Six AI Technologies Impacting Project Professionals17.6.2019 14:40:00 CEST | Pressemelding
Project Management Institute (PMI) today released its 2019 Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report: AI Innovators: Cracking the Code on Project Performance. The report provides an in-depth look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting organizations and the project management profession. Findings reveal that AI disruption is happening and at a large scale: 81 percent of respondents report their organization is being impacted by AI technologies; 37 percent say adopting AI technologies is a high priority for their organization; and project professionals say they expect the proportion of the projects they manage using AI will jump from 23 to 37 percent over the next three years. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190617005558/en/ These insights from a survey of 551 project management practitioners globally show that the presence of AI technologies will continue to grow, requiring shifts in how projects are m
RIBOMIC Announces Positive Top-Line Results from the Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of RBM-007 (SUSHI Study) in Subjects with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration17.6.2019 13:15:00 CEST | Pressemelding
RIBOMIC, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company specializing in aptamer therapeutics and traded on the Mothers Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code Number: 4591), today announced positive top-line results from its SUSHI study, Phase 1/2a single ascending dose clinical study of RBM-007, anti-FGF2 aptamer, in nine subjects with wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD). SUSHI study achieved the primary endpoint of safety and tolerability, and also demonstrated efficacy trends in favor of RBM-007. Subjects recruited for the SUSHI Study had wet AMD that was poorly responsive to previous intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy. Through the 56-Day exit visit, excluding one uncompleted case in the last cohort, single dose of RBM-007 demonstrated no dose-limiting toxicities, no systemic or ocular serious adverse events. One subject in Cohort 3 showed anterior inflammation, which was resolved after one day of topical prednisolone treatment. Rescue treatment with anti-VEGF therapy was ava